Finalist, National Book Awards 1957 for Nonfiction

cover of Segregation by Robert Penn Warren
ISBN 9780820316703
Random House
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Robert Penn Warren

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First published in 1956, Segregation is a collection of Robert Penn Warren’s informal conversations with southerners in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Warren, who in his own writing often explored the theme of race in American life, traveled through his native region to talk with scores of individuals – taxi drivers, NAACP leaders, members of White Citizens groups, college students, preachers – to report their responses to the Court’s decision.