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Clifton Taulbert Discusses Growing Up with Segregation.

Writer Clifton Taulbert grew up in the segregated South in the 1950s. His experiences growing up black in America are chronicled in his two memoirs When We Were Colored and the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Last Train North, (Penguin Books). Taulbert lives in Tulsa Oklahoma where he is a businessman. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on August 8, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 8, 1995: Interview with Clifton Taulbert; Commentary on popular music; Interview with Thomas Keating; Review of Francine Prose's novel "Hunters and Gatherers."


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