Susan Anderson

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The Last Resort

WITHIN THE MARROW OF RUSS RYMER'S AMERICAN Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth and Memory lies a little-known fact of American history. Until recently, in most places in the United States, if you were free and black, white society wouldn't let you die right. A white institution wouldn't insure your......

A House Is Not a 'Home House'

When I was 15, our family living room was the staging ground for the war between me and my father. It was 1968. We fought about hem lengths, hairstyles and curfew hours. But mostly in those days of national crisis, we fought about politics. I stood on my side of......
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