Queen Haley, Alex Haley's grandmother (154082)
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Savannah, TN (WSMV) — The police department in Savannah, Tenn., is investigating the vandalism of Queen Haley’s gravestone.

Haley is the grandmother of Alex Haley, the author of the hit novel Roots.

She was one of the inspirations for the novel, which was turned into a major TV miniseries in the 1970s.

The phrase “white lives matter” was spray-painted onto the gravestone.

Police are still looking for the suspects.