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HENNING, Tenn. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley would be turning 95 years old, and celebrations are planned around Tennessee this week.

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The author of “Roots,” which was turned into an award-winning miniseries, will be remembered during an event Thursday evening at the Alex Haley Statue in Knoxville. Speakers expected include the city’s mayor and Haley’s grandson.

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In West Tennessee, the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center in Henning will offer free tours on Friday and Saturday. Other events include a health fair and silent auction.

Haley was born August. 11, 1921. He died in 1992.

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