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Lunch and Learn: A Celebration of Alex Haley, His Legacy, and Roots With Chris Haley

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Chris Haley, performer, author, historian and filmmaker, will share personal insights on the occasion of his celebrated uncle’s 101st birthday. This virtual lecture concludes a series of events in Alex Haley's memory to commemorate the centennial of his birth.

Alex Haley's book Roots and the subsequent televised miniseries was a landmark event inspiring a groundswell of interest in both genealogy and African American history.  Son of the author’s youngest brother, Julius, Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives. As a speaker, he has spoken primarily on Black History, Genealogy, and self-empowerment. Join Chris to learn about the impact of this incredible family on understanding our shared heritage.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

Presented in partnership with The Maryland State Archives and The Maryland Four Centuries Project.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Black History, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Genealogy

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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