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Alex Haley lived in Henning, Tennessee with his grandparents from 1921-1929. It is from Alex Haley’s home in Henning that American Heritage Trees worked with Haley’s cousin, Beverly Johnson, to collect seeds and cuttings from the pecan tree that fronts the property.
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Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center
Alex Haley lived in Henning, Tennessee with his grandparents from 1921-1929. Here is where young Alex heard many oral accounts of his family history from his grandmother, Cynthia, and Aunts Liz, Viney, Till and Cousin Georgia. On summer evenings their stories of ancestors, Kunta Kinte, who was sold into slavery at age 16 from West Africa, and “Chicken George”, who led the family from North Carolina to Tennessee, inspired Haley to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Roots.Read More