This author’s efforts to trace his family’s roots back to Africa became a best selling book and mini-series, that helped spread interest in genealogy.
Answer to Yesterday’s Question: Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was eventually released from prison 22 years later. He has written two books on his life, one in prison and the other after his release. He was given an honorary championship title belt by the World Boxing Council in 1993. And he currently works with the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Alliance for Prison Justice.