WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL
Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories
Behind the Book
National Public Radio (NPR) Series
Selected writers read from their essays
NPR correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Bernestine Singley about what drove her to do the book.
SUSAN STRAIGHT reads from "Country Music"
KIMBERLY SPRINGER reads from "Talking White"
NATALIE ANGIER reads from "Central Park Samaritan"
LEONARD PITTS reads from "Crazy Sometimes"
ROBERT JENSEN reads from "Black and White"
LES PAYNE reads from "The Night I Stopped Being a Negro"