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Debra J. Dickerson

Debra J. Dickerson was educated at the University of Maryland, St. Mary’s University, and Harvard Law School. She has been both a senior editor and a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Slate, the Village Voice, and Essence. She is the author of The End of Blackness and An American Story. She lives in Albany, New York.

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An American Story
Written by Debra J. Dickerson
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72028-1 (0-385-72028-9)

A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A... Read more






The End of Blackness
Written by Debra J. Dickerson
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71319-4 (0-375-71319-0)

Debra Dickerson pulls no punches in this electrifying manifesto. Outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir An American Story, she challenges black Americans to stop obsessing about racism and start focusing on problems they can fix. The way out of the ghetto, she asserts, is to take a good... Read more





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