Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

Yale University historian Jonathan Holloway discusses his 2013 work, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940, with James Basker, President of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Professor Holloway's innovative book confronts the historical memory of African Americans over the last half of the 20th century through close readings of films, works of literature, tourist sites, and the real and imagined past of his own family.