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Early Morning Reading: Negroland

NegrolandI’m enjoying the elegant writing of Margo Jefferson’s memoir, NEGROLAND.  Jefferson, a Pulitzer prize winning theater and book critic, grew up in Chicago living a privileged life as the daughter of a doctor.  In one of the interesting passages from NEGROLAND, Margo asks her mother if their family is upper-class. “We’re considered upper-class Negroes and upper-middle class Americans,” Mother says.  “But most people would like to consider us Just More Negroes.”

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