- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

HENNING, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center are partnering to have a panel discussion about race relations.

The discussion will be part of events at the museum in Henning, Tennessee, on Sunday and Sept. 27.

Visitors will be able to see an exhibit at the museum called “Slaves and Slave Holders of the Wessyngton Plantation,” as well as tour the boyhood home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Haley and see artifacts related to his life.

Haley wrote the book “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” based on research about his ancestors. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers.

For more information about the events, contact the museum at (731) 738-2240.

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