There was an AP article in the Sentinel’s Aug. 19 edition about a museum in Hennings, Tennessee, that was featuring Alex Haley and his famous book, “Roots.”
I was sorry to see that there was no mention at all of his Rome, NY, connection. He lived in Rome while writing the book. He was a “Writer in Residence” at Hamilton College at the time. He also was a good friend of the Savoy restaurant’s then-manager, Pat Destito. In fact, according to what Pat told me years ago, some of the book was written in the restaurant.
Rome has much history to be proud of, and I thought that his omission needed to be brought to light.
— David N. Kobernuss, Taberg