Writer Jerald Walker On 'How To Make A Slave' : Fresh Air Walker talks about growing up on Chicago's South Side, raising his two sons in a predominantly white suburb and preventing his essays from turning into clichés about the Black experience. His new collection of essays is 'How to Make a Slave.' The title is a reference to Frederick Douglass' line, "You've seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man."
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Writer Jerald Walker On 'How To Make A Slave'

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Writer Jerald Walker On 'How To Make A Slave'

Writer Jerald Walker On 'How To Make A Slave'

Writer Jerald Walker On 'How To Make A Slave'

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Walker talks about growing up on Chicago's South Side, raising his two sons in a predominantly white suburb and preventing his essays from turning into clichés about the Black experience. His new collection of essays is 'How to Make a Slave.' The title is a reference to Frederick Douglass' line, "You've seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man."