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Writer Carole Ione.

Writer Carole Ione. She's written a new memoir of her foremothers, "Pride of the Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color." (Published by Summit Books). It tells the stories of her mother, a journalist, her great-auntie Sistonie, one of the first black women doctors in Washington, D.C., her grandmother Be-Be a vaudeville dancer and later soul food restaurant owner, and her great-grand-mother, Frances Anne "Frank" Rollin Whipper.

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Other segments from the episode on August 30, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 30, 1991: Interview with Diane Wood Middlebrook; Interview with Carole Ione; Commentary on "show bands."

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