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College, Alex Haley’s family spar over Malcolm X letter


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"The hajj is clearly a moment when Malcolm rethinks that position of excluding a certain group from the arena of human association," said Bryant, who uses the letter in her African-American history classes.

Quimby said Alex Haley believed deeply in libraries and having his papers available for public use. Haley himself explained why he had given his papers to the university:

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"Now they’re not just my private works and recollections, but a part of the fabric of our state to eventually be shared with other researchers, writers, explorers and dreamers."




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