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Grassroots history

Grassroots history

Jun 03 2009

Not long ago I was in Richmond, VA to tape an interview with Liz Humes at WRIR and a talk about the…

Soul of a People events and resources in the states

Soul of a People events and resources in the states

May 08 2009

Libraries are putting on a lively range of events nationwide, raising issues about the Writers’ Project, its contributions and what it means…

Soul of a People at the Library of Congress

Soul of a People at the Library of Congress

Apr 29 2009

Yesterday there was a good crowd at the Library of Congress despite the midafternoon timing for a panel about Soul of a…

Q&A on Mark Athitakis blog

Q&A on Mark Athitakis blog

Apr 20 2009

Mark Athitakis, whose book reviews have appeared Washington City Paper and elsewhere and whose blog has ranked on various lists of top…

Richard Wright Honored by Former Employer

Richard Wright Honored by Former Employer

Apr 15 2009

In a long-0verdue acknowledgement of a native son, last week the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a stamp honoring Richard Wright. One of…

Personal Efforts for Democracy

Personal Efforts for Democracy

Apr 09 2009

In an article about life in China today you wouldn’t expect to find a reminder of 1930s America and the Writers’ Project,…

Introducing Soul of a People

Introducing Soul of a People

Apr 04 2009

Soul of a People, my book about the Federal Writers’ Project, is out and I’m happy that it’s sparking dialogue about that…