Alex Haley: Author (Black Americans of Achievement) by David Shirley Pmp Pmp

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Allah approves,” he pronounced to the writer’s great relief. ” As for Malcolm X, he seemed to be genuinely moved—and somewhat disturbed—by the proposal, surprising Haley with “a startled look” when he first heard the idea. At this point, Malcolm X Haley knew nothing of the growing resentment of Malcolm X’s celebrity among many of the Nation’s members, including Elijah Muhammad, and the danger that any additional publicity might bring him. Nor could the writer fully appreciate just how much anxiety such an intensely personal project would cause a man who had spent much of his adult life trying to move beyond his past.

In many ways, the long interviews that are today Miles Davis Haley’s first Playboy interview was with jazz musician Miles Davis. The free-flowing, extended conversation—a result of Haley’s inability to meet the deadline—created a new format for celebrity interviews, one that is still used today. Miles Davis was born on May 25, 1926, in Alton, Illinois, the son of a prosperous dental surgeon. Davis did not begin playing the trumpet until he was 13, but his talent quickly became obvious. Within a few years, he was playing with St.

Just jump off the limb, go for broke. ” Even with all the hard work, it was rough going for a while. ” He almost did. “One day I was down to 18 cents and a couple of cans of sardines, and that was it,” he told a reporter almost 20 years later. At Sea Broke and discouraged, Haley sought friendship and support from other writers in the community whose work he admired. At one point, he wrote to six prominent black writers living in the Village, asking for advice and encouragement. The only one to respond was James Baldwin, the highly respected author of Go Tell It on the Mountain.

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