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African-American Life

5:10 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

"Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad"

Aired on Wednesday, February 20th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, who joins us by phone.

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2:22 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Best of ST in 2012: "Panther Baby"

Aired on Friday, December 28th.

On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion from earlier this year with the author and activist Jamal Joseph. Joseph's autobiography, "Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention," is the focal point of our chat; it's an engrossing hybrid of coming-of-age candor, street-savvy wisdom, and recent socio-political history.

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6:02 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

A Chat with Jacqueline Woodson, Winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's Anne V. Zarrow Award

Aired on Thursday, August 23rd.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with the Brooklyn-based children's and YA author, Jacqueline Woodson, who is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's 2012 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature. She's written more than 20 books thus far in her career --- many if not most of them concerning the modern African-American experience, especially from a young person's perspective --- and she's probably best known for "Miracle's Boys," her award-winning YA novel that filmmaker Spike Lee made into a mini-series in 2002.

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