PODCAST: Adolph Reed, Jr. on “The South: Jim Crow and its Afterlives”


In Episode Twenty-Two of Ear to the Pavement — the first in a new series about the American South — Allison talks with Professor Adolph Reed, Jr. about his new book, “The South: Jim Crow and its Afterlives,” published in 2022 by Verso. In the book, Reed speaks as a member of the last generation with a living memory of the Jim Crow order, offering a corrective to our increasingly caricatured notions of what the order actually was. By weaving together his own personal stories of growing up under Jim Crow with his signature political analysis, Reed shows us that it was the stuff of ordinary, everyday life that held the system together.


Listen to Ear to the Pavement here.

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