How Black Authors Write About U.S. Law And Race

Jan 23, 2014

Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing, Literature by Karla Hollway
Credit / Duke University Press

From enslavement to the one-drop rule to the three-fifths compromise, United States law has defined African-American identity. Duke University professor Karla Holloway is exploring how black fiction connect racial identity and the creation of law for African Americans. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Holloway about her newest book, "Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature" (Duke University Press, 2014).