On Juneteenth: Lisa interviews the NYT best-selling, Pulitzer- and National-Book- Award-winning author who grew up in Conroe
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Harvard history professor Annette Gordon-Reed's latest book, “On Juneteenth” mixes a recounting of the role that slavery plays in Texas history with Gordon-Reed’s own remembrances -- of her East Texas family, and of growing up in Conroe, a town that had a particularly bad reputation for its treatment of Blacks. In mid-’60s, as a first grader, Gordon-Reed became the first African-American student to enter Conroe’s white school system.
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