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Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center in Henning designated Literary Landmark

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HENNING, Tenn. - The Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center in Henning has been designated a Literary Landmark.

The designation was made by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

To celebrate the honour, the museum is hosting a ceremony on Saturday at 3 p.m. It will also honour the late Alex Haley.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots would have been 93 on August 11th.

The centre is only the second Literary Landmark in Tennessee. The first was the Cossitt Library in Memphis honouring famed author Richard Wright in 1998.

For more information about the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, visit http://www.alexhaleymuseum.org/ or call, 731-738-2240.

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