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Find the Good and Praise It: The Story of Alex Haley

The author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Roots left behind a remarkable legacy.

William Winnett

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Published: 9:59 AM EST November 22, 2022
Updated: 5:51 PM EST November 23, 2022

“I have a saying. It’s sort of a credo of mine. It’s not original to me. I was driving one day in Los Angeles, and I saw on a bumper sticker ahead of me, the words ‘Find the good and praise it,’ and I believe in that. So, I guess what I would like to be most remembered for is the fact that in my writing, in my efforts, as much as I could, I tried to find the good and praise it,” Alex Haley said.

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