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🎙“Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.” - See who said it and why it matters at the bottom.
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Quote: “Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”
Why it matters: On Aug. 11, 1921, celebrated author Alex Haley — who wrote the universally acclaimed book "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" and was co-author of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" — was born in Ithaca, New York.
- The TV miniseries based on "Roots" aired to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers in 1977.