Original Airdate: 2/25/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Alex Haley (author) discussed African American history and his work at a Black History Month event at Harvard University. Jones notes that Haley is in great demand as a speaker during Black History Month. Jones' report includes footage of Haley speaking to students and faculty at Harvard. Jones interviews Haley. Haley talks about how he came to write the novel Roots. Haley also discusses the importance of African American history and the importance of Black History Month. Haley believes that Black History Month is important because it draws attention to African American history. Haley says that he is concerned about a lack of historical awareness among African Americans. Jones's report is accompanied by footage from the television series based on Roots.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - History
Universities and colleges
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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