Imani Perry

Birmingham native Imani Perry (1972- ) is a scholar of African American culture, law, literature, and race and a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation. She is perhaps best known for her book South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, which won the 2022 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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