Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson will discuss her book Negroland: A Memoir, a contemplation of being born into upper-crust black Chicago to a physician father and socialite mother. Negroland was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography and a New York Times Notable book. For many years Jefferson was a theater and book critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Damon Tweedy’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Black Man in a White Coat, is a powerful, moving, and empathic book examining the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke Medical School and Yale Law School; he is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center. Anne Bothwell from KERA will moderate a conversation with both authors onstage.
Please note that Sandra Cisneros will now appear on May 8, 2017.