Virtual Lecture - Celebration of Alex Haley, His Legacy, and Roots, from his Nephew's Perspective
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7:30 pm (EST)
Chris Haley, performer, author, historian and filmmaker, will share personal insights on the occasion of his celebrated uncle’s 100th birthday. This virtual lecture will kick off a series of events in Alex Haley's memory in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County.
Son of the author’s youngest brother, Julius, Chris is the co-director of an Emmy nominated documentary, Unmarked, and author of the recently published book of poetry, Until The Right One Comes Along. Among other credits, he has appeared on The Wire, performed onstage with Chuck Berry, and has headed the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland since 2005. As a speaker, he has spoken primarily on Black History, Genealogy, and self-empowerment. His upcoming books will focus on renewed respect for oral history and a collection of speeches he has delivered both locally and internationally.
Cost: Free, suggested donation of $10
They include the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Historic London Town Foundation, Annapolis Arts Alliance Foundation and the Annapolis Film Festival.
Chris is well respected as a speaker at numerous venues throughout the United States where he has spoken on themes such as African American history, self-empowerment, and genealogy.
He earned his B.A. in English, and Drama minor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He resides in Landover, Maryland.
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