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The Writer and The Terrorist: on Antonio Muñoz Molina’s Like a Fading Shadow by Will Augerot
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The Spanish novelist confronts the monstrosity of James Earl Ray.

Adger Cowans by Carrie Mae Weems
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“Photographers and artists are alchemists at the highest level, I think.”

Edward Clark by Jack Whitten
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Clark talks to his friend and fellow painter, Jack Whitten, about growing up in Louisiana, coming of age in Chicago, heady days in Paris, and living in New York City when the abstract expressionists ruled.

Lavender Country by Andrew Aylward
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Patrick Haggerty discusses his country upbringing, relationship with his father and creating country music’s first openly gay album.

Jeffreen Hayes by Tia-Simone Gardner
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Artist Tia-Simone Gardner and Dr. Jeffreen Hayes of the Birmingham Museum of Art discuss the museum’s contribution to the 50 Years Forward campaign, marking the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Danny Lyon by Susan Meiselas
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Meiselas speaks with fellow photographer Lyon on the occasion of his recent survey exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston.

Dean Moss by Young Jean Lee
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Choreographer Dean Moss speaks with one of his collaborators, playwright Young Jean Lee, about his early years as the son of civil rights workers and his current work-in-progress, a meditation on John Brown.

Mike Marqusee’s Redemption Song by Lawrence Chua
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The man the world knows as Champion came into being on February 26, 1964. Cassius Clay had just defeated Sonny Liston and taken the heavyweight title and he announced his involvement with the Nation of Islam to the press. 

Don Gast’s When We Were Kings by Jenifer Berman
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Twenty-three years and multiple producers later, Gast finally edited his 300,000 feet of film into a taut and stirring 90 minutes, attesting as much to his own tenacity and perseverance as his star’s.

Kendall Thomas by Lynne Tillman
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Civil rights theorist and law professor Kendall Thomas talks to novelist Lynne Tillman about the legal history of racism, violence and the right to privacy in the United States. This article is part of the Bohen Series on critical discourse.

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson
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Excerpts from Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson’s film A Litany for Survival, on the great American poet, Audre Lorde. Tributes and insights from the poet herself, friends and family on what it means to live in the heart.

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