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Roots Author Alex Haley discusses his great-great-great grandfather Chicken George, and his 12 year research for his family Roots with assembled Washington D. C. Cardozo high Schools students in the school auditorium

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Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Alex Haley, American, 1921 - 1992  Search this
Cardozo Senior High School, American, founded 1928  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, mounting board
H x W (Image and Sheet): 10 13/16 x 13 13/16 in. (27.5 x 35.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
September 13, 1977
Roots author Alex Haley discusses his great-great-great grandfather, Chicken George, and his twelve-year search for his family roots with assembled Washington, D.C., Cardozo High School students in the school auditorium. Haley also co-wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X. September 13, 1977.
Milton Williams, Moments in Time, 1973-1993 (Nashville: James C. Winston Publishing Co., 1996), 62.
A black-and-white photograph of Alex Haley speaking into a microphone at a podium and holding up a book open to pages of photographs. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped on the back.
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Photography  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
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© Milton Williams
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