The Haley Effect

Alex Haley’s Roots was riveting, and I know it lit a fire under a lot of budding genealogists. One writer who says she was inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author was Dorothy Spruill Redford, author of Somerset Homecoming. In fact, Haley wrote the introduction for her book, published in 1988. Redford says her search for her ancestors culminated in the discovery of “over two-thousand descendants of the slaves who worked and lived at Somerset Place, an antebellum plantation in Washington County, North Carolina.”

Redford says her journey into the past took 10 years. For others, it will take much longer. For some, the journey may continue indefinitely…

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