WikiPick of the Day: Alex Haley

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*WikiPick of the Day!*

Today's Pick is author, Alex Haley, who was born on this day, August 11, in Ithaca, New York, in 1921.  Alex authored the book Roots: The Saga of An American Family which was adapted as a television miniseries and went on to become very popular.

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. ” – Alex Haley

http://www.wikitree.com/blog/wikipick-the-day-alex-haley/

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Why doesn't that profile say anything about a plagiarism lawsuit and settlement of $650,000
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
Hi Maureen,

It's an open profile - feel free to add to it.

Thanks!
As a writer, I can tell you there is no "original" written work anymore.  As we read, some things are retained in our brain subconsciously.  There are those who do take other people's work, but in general we all gain knowldge from others and it is reflected in our work.  I am carefule to cite, and thank, those works I use but not everyone does.  You have to be careful in making broad statments, remember in most incidents a few give the greater a bad rap.  Happy hunting!
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I believe from what I read in his interview at http://digital.wustl.edu/e/eii/eiiweb/hal5427.0088.062alexhaley.html

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWZP-1MV

may be his great grandfather Thomas Murray, know as Chicken George. Thomas' wife Arrena Murray's first name is misspelled Arrcina.

I had to type the links so I hope they are ok. I don't know how to paste.

Shirley

by Shirley Davis G2G6 Mach 3 (35.6k points)
edited by Shirley Davis

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