Reform School in the Jim Crow Era

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

American author Colson Whitehead discusses his new book "The Nickel Boys," a novel set in Jim Crow-era Florida. Based on a true story, it follows a boy named Elwood, sent to a segregated juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, where youth are physically and sexually abused by staff. Whitehead talks about novel writing that blends fact with fiction.
The Agenda in the Summer: Colson Whitehead; Ontario Hubs
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Aug 09, 2019