Charlottesville author Henry Wiencek gives his first broadcast interview about his new book, The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White. Wiencek shares stories culled during eight years of painstaking research on this Virginia planter family and its slaves.
Also featured: A visit with two Hairston descendants – one seeks to cope with his ancestors’ slaveholding past, while the other comes to terms with a history of bondage and racism.
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