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Imani Perry

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Sameer A. Khan

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of five books. Her sixth, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, will be published in September, 2019.

“No matter how many centuries have been devoted to the official story that black people are shameful, we have been the grace note of American history. And yet if I am honest, shame is what I feel. Not in blackness though, in Americanness.” Read more

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