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Chris Haley

Chris Haley

Christopher Embree Haley, Director for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery for Maryland

Chris has also served on several boards, including the Historic London Town Foundation, the Jake Savage Foundation and the Annapolis Arts Alliance Foundation. His script for the 2004 The Reconciliation Walk for Slavery and Penitence held in Annapolis helped garner the Maryland Tourism Council Global Marketing Award for the Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Foundation. He is the nephew of Alex Haley, author of Roots.

Chris Haley is also an actor, performer, writer, and speaker whose credits include HBO's The Wire, Partners of the Heart, and America's Most Wanted. He has also appeared in productions of Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Blue / Orange, Back of the Throat, Permanent Collection, Ain't Misbehavin', Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Six Degrees of Separation, and many more.

Interviews and Speeches

"Dreaming Out Loud"

It was, George Bernard Shaw, who originally said, "You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?' " We all dream. We all sleep at night or nap during the day and previously unscreened movies play in our heads. When they involve things we wish would happen, we call them dreams. When they include things we fear happening we call them nightmares. I named this blog in the spirit of Shaw's words; when we, fully conscious, imagine a future and say "why not?" or the past and muse "what if?" What if everyone realizes they daydream out loud like everyone else?

Note: In his article, Alex Haley–A Writer of Destiny, Barnaby Conrad also quoted from the same Irish Playright as Chris by stating, "Alex [Haley] is gone now, and I will simply say, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, 'I can lose a friend like that by my death but not by his.' "

Audio Podcasts and Interviews
You Are a Part of History
Thursday April 17, 2014 5:00 pm  Narrator: Chris Haley
Humanities Connection, © 2014 WYPR. All Rights Reserved.

(You Are a Part of History narration by Chris Haley is © 2014 WYPR. All Rights Reserved.)

You Can Also Visit Chris Haley's Personal Website: Chris Haley Online

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