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James McBride on James Brown

James McBride, journalism professor at NYU, musician, the author of the novel The Good Lord Bird, the memoir The Color of Water and now Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul (Spiegel & Grau, 2016), tells James Brown's story and what it explains about American culture even now.

James Brown "was always more of a Southerner than he was a black man." - #KillEmAndLeave author James McBride, to @BrianLehrer

— Josh Weinberger (@kitson) April 8, 2016

"Listen, when you're hearing Reverend Sharpton speaking, you're really hearing James Brown." -author James McBride

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016


 2016-04-08  13m