Imani Perry speaks onstage at the 36th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music

Imani Perry says the South can be seen as an “origin point” for the way the nation operates. Her book, South to America, reflects on the region’s history and traces the steps of an enslaved ancestor.

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