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KAZI Host Moderating Texas Book Festival Panel on Racial Identity Sunday

Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs

This Sunday at 12:15 p.m. come join Allyson Hobbs and James McGrath Morris at the Texas Book Festival as they share their investigations into the tumultuous history of racial identity in the U.S. in their respective works, A CHOSEN EXILE: A History of Racial Passing in American Life and EYE ON THE STRUGGLE: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press.  KAZI Book Review host Hopeton Hay will moderate the discussion.

Allyson Hobbs Bio

Allyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford University.  Allyson’s first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.  A CHOSEN EXILE won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in American History and the Lawrence Levine Award for best book in American cultural history.

James McGrath Morris

James McGrath Morris

James McGrath Morris Bio

James McGrath Morris is an author of biographies and narrative nonfiction.  His newest works are the New York Times Bestselling EYE ON THE STRUGGLE: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press and the SINGLE REVOLUTION BY MURDER: Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and the Plot to Kill Henry Clay Frick. His works include Pulitzer: A LIFE IN POLITICS, PRINT, and POWER—which the Wall Street Journal deemed was one of the five best books on American and THE ROSE MAN OF SING SING: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism—a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Morris spent a decade as a journalist, a decade working in the book and magazine business, and a decade as a high school teacher.

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