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Author @ the Library: "Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America," with Tanner Colby, the author of "Belushi: A Biography" and the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller "The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts."

February 27, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

 The author presents his thoughts on the social, economic, and political factors, which according to him have obstructed integration in America. He chronicles America’s troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood’s fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish’s forty-year effort to build an integrated church. 

The filmaker André Robert Lee, whose documentary film "The Prep School Negro," looks at the hurdles faced by prep school students of color, pulling from his own experience leaving Philadelphia ghettos for an “elite education.” will discuss on accelerated desegregation and racial naïveté with the author.