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The readable companion, in the oral-history tradition of Studs Terkel, to the PBS documentary series, peeking behind the veil “that still, far too often, separates black America from white.”Renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary America Behind the Color Line. The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones.