Don\'t Play in the Sun

The theme of the Eighth National Black Writers Conference was “Black Literature: Expanding Conversations on Race, Identity, History and Genre.” The opening program included a… read more

The theme of the Eighth National Black Writers Conference was “Black Literature: Expanding Conversations on Race, Identity, History and Genre.” The opening program included a conversation with Marita Golden with Susan McHenry. They talked about Golden’s memoir, Don’t Play in the Sun: One Woman’s Journey Through the Color Complex, published by Doubleday. In her book Marita Golden defines colorism and recounts her experiences growing up as a dark-skinned black woman. After their discussion Ms. Golden responded to audience members' questions.

Ms. Golden’s other books include Long Distance Life, A Woman’s Place, And Do Remember Me, and The Edge of Heaven. Marita Golden has edited three nonfiction anthologies including Gumbo: An Anthology of African America Writing with E. Lynn Harris; Wild Women Don’t Wear No Blues: Black Women Writers on Love, Men and Sex; and with writer Susan Shreve, Skin Deep: Black and White Women on Race. Her memoirs and essays include Migrations of the Heart Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World, and A Miracle Everyday: Triumph and Transformation in the Lives of Single Mothers. close

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Don\'t Play in the Sun

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Program ID:
191952-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 24, 2006 | 12:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 26, 2006 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 24, 2006 | 12:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 24, 2006 | 12:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 26, 2006 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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