Black History Month Memoirs
From journals of former slaves to family histories to modern-day personal narratives, the memoir has a long history in African-American literature. Every week during Black History Month, authors will join Tell Me More to discuss new memoirs.
February 17, 2012 Tell Me More is looking at memoirs for Black History Month, and writers of today seem to have a fresh zeal for exploring family histories. NPR producer John Asante describes his journey to Ghana — the birthplace of his parents and the burial place of his father. He shares what the trip taught him about his family and himself.