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Knoxville, Tennessee: Giant Alex "Roots" Haley Team Field Report

1871 Hazen St., Knoxville, TN
I-40 exit 388A onto James White Pkwy, then take the exit ramp for Summit Hill Drive. Turn left at the stoplight. Drive a half-mile. Pass the stoplight at Hill/MLK Jr Ave. Go up a small hill, then turn right onto Hazen St. You'll see the statue and parking lot on the left.
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Giant Alex Haley.

Giant Alex "Roots" Haley

13-foot-high bronze statue of the author of "Roots," rendered as if he's pausing from reading a book to stare at you. Report... [01/30/2022]

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Alex Haley statue.

Giant Alex "Roots" Haley

This is by far the best statue I've seen. It's located in a clean and quiet park.

[bordeauxbarb, 03/23/2023]

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