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In ‘South to America,’ Imani Perry seeks to understand a region ‘so varying it can seem endless’

Imani Perry’s argument in “South to America” will feel familiar to any Southerner, or to anyone at all, who has ever been startled by the cheerful dismissals of the region you sometimes encounter elsewhere in the United States. “I’d never want to go to the South,” people up north have said when I told them where I’m from, as if it is a singular place uniformly deserving of disinterest or contempt. Perry, a native of Birmingham, Ala., argues that this tendency to treat the South – and especially its brutal history of racist exploitation and violence – as excisable from the rest of the country is a convenient fantasy.
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Imani Perry to speak at Juneteenth event at The Bardavon

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District and The Bardavon are presenting a Juneteenth event at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, June 19 with Imani Perry – a Princeton scholar of race, law and African-American culture who will speak about her new book, "South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation."
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Marquette University to host noted African American Studies scholar Dr. Imani Perry for Metcalfe Chair Lecture April 19

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair, will deliver her lecture, “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation,” on Thursday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
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Best-Selling Author Imani Perry Joins David Lamb to Discuss New Book

In her new book, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, best-selling author Imani Perry returned to her birthplace. Perry was born in Birmingham but moved with her family to Cambridge, Massachusetts when she was young. For the new book, the Princeton Professor spent five years traveling from the Upper South to the Caribbean.
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Pres. Biden's Visit to NYC; Help Retaining Workers; Imani Perry on the American South; Mayor Adams

Mayor Eric Adams hosted President Biden for a summit on public safety this week after the killings of two on-duty police officers. U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat (D, NY-13), who participated in the event, plus Laura Nahmias, senior reporter covering New York City and state politics at Bloomberg News, and Dean Meminger, criminal justice reporter and anchor for NY1 News, talk about the president's trip and the two leaders' visions for combating gun violence.
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In 'South to America,' Imani Perry travels below the Mason-Dixon to shed light on the soul of a nation

In her new book, “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation,” Imani Perry engages with the long literary tradition of writing about one’s travels through the South. Joining writers such as Albert Murray, James Baldwin and V.S. Naipaul, the Alabama native charts the well-worn path into the belly of the country’s most storied region.
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