Dumas was born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, in 1934 and lived there until the age of ten, when he moved to New York City; however, he always kept with him the religious and folk...

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In 1976, Haley published Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family’s history, starting with the story of Kunta Kinte, who was kidnapped in the Gambia in 1767 and...

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In 1977, when the New York Times declared that the television mini-series Roots was the “most significant civil rights event since the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965,” its author, Alex Haley became America’s newest “folk...

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A moving, vital testament to one of slavery’s ‘many thousand gone’ who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation. Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped...

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Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiographical work written by South African President Nelson Mandela, and published in 1994 by Little Brown & Co. The book profiles his early life, coming of age, education...

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