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Philly.com
Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' should be required reading, not banned | JacksonMale, Alfred C. Kinsey, 1948; The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951; The
Philly.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Male, Alfred C. Kinsey, 1948; The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951; The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X and Alex Haley, 1965; and The Words of Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez, 2002. The Biloxi, Miss., school district that banned... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Did Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine empower women ... or actually degrade them?late 1960s, I was invited to the Playboy casino in London to conduct interviews
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
late 1960s, I was invited to the Playboy casino in London to conduct interviews with visiting writers, such as the gentle Alex Haley, author of the African-American odyssey Roots. Haley thought Hefner was enlightened on race issues, with an... Read more
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Bay Weekly
Wanted: Runaway Slave, a “Stout Healthy Lad”a slave to escape. Chris Haley — associate director of Reference Services, a g
Bay Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
a slave to escape. Chris Haley — associate director of Reference Services, a genealogist and the nephew of Roots author Alex Haley — was intrigued. He recruited two more volunteers to scour old newspapers and other records for more accounts of... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
A ‘civil rights camp’ teaches kids a history they’re not learning in schoolof Jackson, were among a dozen students and several chaperones who boarded buse
The Birmingham Times / Posted 10 days ago
of Jackson, were among a dozen students and several chaperones who boarded buses in Jackson this summer and traveled to the Alex Haley Farm, outside of Knoxville, named for the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author who spurred legions of blacks to... Read more
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The Washington Times
Racial hate in American can be overcome with American valuesthanked her but added that if I had paid a few dollars too much, I didn’t reall
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
thanked her but added that if I had paid a few dollars too much, I didn’t really mind. Listening to our conversation was Alex Haley, author of the 1976 novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” which tells the story of his ancestor, Kunta... Read more
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New Kerala
American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner, Has Died - newkerala news #277246Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut. The now standard-setting "Playboy Interview" d
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut. The now standard-setting "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 when frequent contributor Alex Haley interviewed jazz legend Miles Davis. Mr. Haley's Playboy interviews, which are still important reads for cultural... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
PERSPECTIVE: Hugh Hefner’s legacy: Finding the teen boy inside menwere still confined to black audiences. The magazine also published such impor
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 15 days ago
were still confined to black audiences. The magazine also published such important black authors as James Baldwin and Alex Haley — and such famous black interview subjects as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The magazine also... Read more
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Variety
Jesse Jackson: Hugh Hefner Was Ahead of His Time in Support of Racial Equalityhis checkbook to the civil rights movement. His commitment to racial justice is
Variety / Posted 15 days ago
his checkbook to the civil rights movement. His commitment to racial justice is a story that should be much better known. Alex Haley, who went on to write the international blockbuster “Roots,” first became a star in the pages of Playboy with a... Read more
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CBS News
Hugh Hefner's complicated legacyan outspoken advocate of racial equality. The first interview for Playboy magaz
CBS News / Posted 17 days ago
an outspoken advocate of racial equality. The first interview for Playboy magazine in 1962 was of Miles Davis, written by Alex Haley. He featured the first black Playmate in 1965. He was also a proponent of LGBT rights, arguing that homosexuals... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Is "Unschooling" A Better Option For Black Children?future I want her have a say in what she wants to learn, and how and when she w
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 17 days ago
future I want her have a say in what she wants to learn, and how and when she wants to learn it. I want her to read Alex Haley novels but still study the theories of Tupac Shakur. I want her to be able to paint a picture, punt a football,... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formsaid he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
said he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Legend or lech? Liberator or oppressor? Pioneer or pimp? Barry Didcock assesses the legacy of Playboy founder Hugh Hefnerand their cultural contribution. The very first interview Playboy ran was writt
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
and their cultural contribution. The very first interview Playboy ran was written by African-American journalist and author Alex Haley, who would go on to write Roots. Its subject was iconic jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, and among its wide-ranging... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Hugh Hefner left a problematic legacy, but his Playboy Jazz Festival enduresat 91, Miles Davis was the first long-form Playboy Interview published by the m
Los Angeles Times / Posted 17 days ago
at 91, Miles Davis was the first long-form Playboy Interview published by the magazine in 1962 (he was interviewed by Alex Haley, who would go on to write “Roots”). And as Hefner’s empire grew, his Playboy Clubs and resorts became part of the... Read more
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The Bismarck Tribune
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Bismarck Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Arizona Daily Sun
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Arizona Daily Sun / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Chippewa Herald
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Chippewa Herald / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The New Canaan News / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Sentinel
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Santa Maria Times / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Sioux City Journal / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Rapid City Journal
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Rapid City Journal / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Stamford Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Connecticut Post / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Missoulian
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Missoulian / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The World
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The World / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Greenwich Time / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The News-Times
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The News-Times / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
The Middletown Press / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Playboy's interviews were models of the art formthat he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts
Darien News-Review / Posted 18 days ago
that he started the Playboy interview in the early 1960s after he saw excerpts from a conversation between "Roots" author Alex Haley, a freelance journalist at the time, and Miles Davis. Hefner was impressed that Davis didn't just discuss music,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hugh Hefner: Searching for the teenage boy in every manwere still confined to black audiences. The magazine also published such impor
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
were still confined to black audiences. The magazine also published such important black authors as James Baldwin and Alex Haley — and such famous black interview subjects as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The magazine also... Read more
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News 8000
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
News 8000 / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KTXS Abilene / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KECI Missoula / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Hefner's civil rights, pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular "Playboy Interview" debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." Hefner's television... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Beverly Hills News – Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Magazine, Dead at 91of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut. “Playboy Interview”
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 19 days ago
of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut. “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 when frequent contributor Alex Haley, best known for writing “Roots” interviewed jazz legend Miles Davis. Haley’s Playboy interviews also included... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Hugh Hefner’s complicated civil rights and pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 with jazz l
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” Hefner’s television... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Hugh Hefner’s complicated civil rights and pro-LBGT legacyAli and Malcolm X. The popular “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 with jazz l
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 19 days ago
Ali and Malcolm X. The popular “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 with jazz legend Miles Davis. It was written by Alex Haley, then a young contributor who would later write “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” Hefner’s television... Read more
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