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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,20210811-VL-Alex-Haley-Statue-2 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. 

Registration required.

Cost: Free, suggested donation of $10


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Currin at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

20210223-Legacy-of-Slavery-Chris-HaleyAbout our Presenter: As Director of both the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives Research Department and the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mr. Christopher E. Haley has served on many prestigious boards in the world of African American genealogy as well as in the Arts.  

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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