The State of Things
12:33 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Do Our Memories Define Us?

Jim Crow Wisdom by Jonathan Scott Holloway
Scholar Jonathan Holloway discusses his new book, 'Jim Crow Wisdom'

The book, "Jim Crow Wisdom," (UNC Press/2013) explores stories black Americans tell about their past and the way those stories inform modern black identity. 

Yale history professor Jonathan Holloway initially researched stories in literature, dance, and film, but his work eventually led to revealing some surprising stories about his own family. Holloway will discuss the book next Thursday, April 3 at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to Holloway about how our memories shape our identities.

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