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He believed, like his grandfather Will and his father, Simon, before him, that if one worked hard enough and long enough at something, eventually an opportunity would come along. HALEY AS BIOGRAPHER Haley had first begun writing small pieces for the Reader’s Digest as early as 1954. It was only in late 1959 when the magazine commissioned him to do a series of short biographical sketches of popular celebrities and people who had led particularly exciting lives that Haley was able to take his first real step toward becoming an established author.
S. S. Navy Department, Lois was a music teacher, and Alex, of course, was already a highly celebrated author. The years following his mother’s death were not an easy time for Alex. If his uncharacteristic silence regarding the period is any indication of his feelings, he never really recovered from the loss of his mother, nor would he ever fully adjust to his father’s remarriage when he was 12 years old. As 21 22 ALEX HALEY Alex approached adolescence, his father’s well-intentioned demands began to take their toll.
S. Murzin— hardly the stuff on which one would hope to build a serious literary reputation. For one of his first pieces, however, Haley dusted off his notes on the Black Muslim movement and persuaded the magazine that an interview with the fiery young minister Malcolm X would be of interest to their mostly white, generally conservative readers. The article that followed, “Mr. Muhammad Speaks,” was the first honest profile of the controversial Muslim leader and the first real indication of Haley’s formidable gifts as a writer and interviewer.
Alex Haley: Author (Black Americans of Achievement) by David Shirley Pmp Pmp