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Archive for August 19th, 2010

NPR’s Morning Edition today featured North Carolina author and UNC-Chapel Hill professor Randall Kenan discussing James Baldwin. Kenan is the editor of a soon-to-be published volume of Baldwin’s uncollected writing. The book is Kenan’s second work on the writer. He published a young adult biography of Baldwin in 1994. Listening to the interview with Kenan, […]

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“[In 1965]  ‘A Patch of Blue’ inflamed some Southerners…. Authorities discovered a homemade bomb with five sticks of dynamite planted in a Concord, North Carolina, theater. Luckily, the bomb malfunctioned…. “[Two years later] in Lexington, North Carolina, 20 Ku Klux Klan members picketed a drive-in theater [showing 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'], carrying signs that […]

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