Moments: "Final Chapter of a Legendary Life"

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"What I would like to be most remembered for is that in my writings, in my efforts as much as I could. I tried to find the good and praise it."

Just two weeks before his death 1992, Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley used that now-famous phrase to describe how he wanted to be remembered.

Haley grew-up in West Tennessee, but moved to East Tennessee several years after finding fame with Roots and other acclaimed works. He settled on a small farm in Norris and worked extensively with local groups.

After his death, Haley was remembered in Knoxville with a public memorial. He was buried in his childhood hometown of Henning.

The final chapter of Alex Haley's life in East Tennessee is one of your "Straight from the Heart" Moments.

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