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New Book Examines Life of Stepin Fetchit

Author Mel Watkins talks about his new book that chronicles the life of the first African American movie star, Lincoln Perry, a.k.a. Stepin Fetchit, and how he became an American pop culture icon.

Guest:

Mel Watkins, former editor and writer for The New York Times Sunday Book Review; author of Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry

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