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Journalist Sonsyrea Tate on Growing Up in the Nation of Islam

As a child in the sixties and seventies, Tate was a member of the Nation of Islam, and witnessed the struggles of blacks in a predominantly white America. In her autobiography, "Little X," she tracks the personal history of her family and draws on their everyday experiences as members of the Nation to bring new understanding to its traditions.


Other segments from the episode on January 16, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 16, 1997: Interview with William Greider; Interview with Sonsyrea Tate; Review of the television show "The Naked Truth."


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