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A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

Terry Gross interviews Richard Rothstein, whose new book, The Color of Law, examines the local, state and federal housing policies that mandated segregation.

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The “Racial Cleansing” That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out.  These events are described in Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips, who is interviewed by Terry…

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Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

Wendy Warren, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, is interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air about her book New England Bound and slavery in colonial New England. “The early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans.”

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for the Atlantic and author of an article on reparations in that journal, is interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, after the publication of his book Between the World and Me.  Read a review of…

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“Dear White People” The Movie

“Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as…

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