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Author Explores History Of American Indian And African-American Heritage

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Many people know that during the Trail of Tears, tens of thousands of American Indians were forced to walk to Oklahoma.

But you may not know that some African Americans were also forced to walk that trail. Sharon Ewell Foster is a Durham-based author, and her most recent works include Abraham's Well and the series, The Resurrection of Nat Turner (Bethany House; 2006) (Howards Books; 2011, 2012) Host Frank Stasio talks with Foster about the convergence of American Indian and African-American heritage.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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