• To the Best of Our Knowledge: Integration Stories

  • By: Jim Fleming
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 09-21-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this hour, Michele Norris is best-known to public radio listeners as the co-host of NPR's All Things Considered. She's also the author of a memoir called The Grace of Silence. She talks with Anne Strainchamps about her family's hidden racial past.
Then, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson tells the story of America's Great Migration in her book, The Warmth of Other Suns. The book chronicles the epic struggle for freedom of the six million people who migrated North from the southern states before the era of civil rights and equal opportunity. Wilkerson speaks with Steve Paulson.
After that, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison tells Jim Fleming that while her childhood in Ohio was dramatically different from her parents' experiences in the segregated South, racial integration had the unintended effect of magnifying class differences among African Americans.
Following that, producer Cynthia Woodland introduces us to The Bid Whist Ladies – a small group of African American women in Madison, Wisconsin who've been meeting once a week to play cards for over 25 years. Bid Whist has been a staple of African American culture for generations.
And finally, Thomas Chatterton Williams is a young writer who grew up listening to hip hop. His scholarly father instilled in him a passion for reading books. He tells Jim Fleming that when he went to college, hip hop began to lose its appeal. His memoir is called Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip Hop Culture. [Broadcast Date: September 21, 2011]

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  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris
  • Losing My Cool by Thomas Chatterton Williams
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