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My Haley on the Treason of Mary Louvestre

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Clara Barton, Mary Boykin Chestnut, Elisha Hunt Rhodes—all these women will never be forgotten. They may have been already gone, but their great roles during the Civil War are immortalized for the years to come. But then again, there are still plenty whose bravery and valor have never been honored, more so explored. A courageous woman of today decided to tell such tale.
The literary industry has been graced by the likes of My Haley. Born in South Charleston, West Virginia, she grew up to the stories and guidance of her grandmother. Then she later moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she finished college and eventually moved on her master’s and doctorate degrees, especially in African American Studies and Communications. It was during this time that she caught the attention of an up-and-coming prolific author Alex Haley. He had a deadline to beat, and he was not even halfway through. He therefore needed someone to help him out: My came to mind. She therefore spent a lot of days co-collaborating with Alex Haley on Roots, which catapulted him to fame and led to a mini-series.
They got married and became a formidable writing team, collaborating on more projects until Alex died. My was left to tackle her own work, and the result was just as magnificent as the Roots.