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Imani Perry: The Future of Democracy Depends on the South

As goes the South, so goes the nation. It may be a cliche but according to this week's guest it's true. In South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, author and scholar Imani Perry makes the compelling argument that Americans need to stop dismissing the South if they're ever going to build an equitable future for the entire United States. She takes us on a trip through the region, delving into the complex realities that exist beneath the stereotypes. Intertwining conversations and stories from her journey in the present with powerful-but underrepresented-moments from history, Perry illustrates how the real, rebellious, intensely creative people of the South have led movements for civil rights in every generation. In this episode, Laura and Imani Perry look to the South for answers that will enlighten every American. Guests: Imani Perry, Author, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 245


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