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Margo Jefferson is a writing professor at Columbia University. In 1994, she won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her work at The New York Times. Michael Lionstar/Pantheon hide caption

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Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'

In her memoir, Negroland, Margo Jefferson describes growing up black and affluent in 1950s Chicago. Jefferson tells Fresh Air it was a world of sophistication — and snobbery.

Margo Jefferson is a writing professor at Columbia University. In 1994, she won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her work at The New York Times. Michael Lionstar/Pantheon hide caption

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Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'

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