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How Black Authors Write About U.S. Law And Race

Book Cover for Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing, Literature by Karla Hollway
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From enslavement to the one-drop rule to the three-fifths compromise, United States law has defined African-American identity. Duke University professor Karla Holloway is exploring how black fiction connect racial identity and the creation of law for African Americans. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Holloway about her newest book, "Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature" (Duke University Press, 2014). 

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.