'Everybody Eats But Americans'

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NPR's Scott Simon talks with George Collins, former editor of Baltimore's Afro-American newspaper. In 1961, Collins and fellow "Afro" staffers pulled a humorous stunt where they dressed up, pretending to be African diplomats, in order to be served at a Maryland restaurant that would not serve American blacks. His story "Everybody Eats But Americans" is included in the new Library of America volume Reporting Civil Rights.



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