Black History in Hollywood

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Under the indignity of the Jim Crow South, some truly remarkable stories were born. This week, we speak with the authors who chronicled two true stories of African-American resistance that have now become Oscar-nominated movies: Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book Hidden Figures documents the tale of the African-American women who put a man on the moon; and Peter Wallenstein, who tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple who struck down bans on interracial marriage. Plus, producer Kelley Libby talks with the voice of NPR about their different experiences of growing up in the South.

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