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Race in America: A Reading from New Nonfiction
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Allyson Hobbs’s A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life is a revelatory history of African-Americans who passed as whites between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. Based on more than eighty interviews, Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, is Andrew Maraniss’s fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC. Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson’s memoir, Negroland, is a meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among the black elite.