Pride, Prejudice, and the Provisions of Privilege: Margo Jefferson on Race, Depression, and How We Define Ourselves
In her memoir, Negroland, Margo Jefferson describes growing up black and affluent in Chicago. Jefferson tells Fresh Air it was a world of sophistication — and snobbery.
Jefferson, a former critic for The New York Times, writes about growing up in a privileged family in Chicago yet persistently feeling the effects of racism.
The Politics of Skin, Hair, and Ballet: An Excerpt from Margo Jefferson’s ‘Negroland’
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New.