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Janet Stevenson discusses her book "Sisters and Brothers"

BROADCAST: Jul. 7, 1968 | DURATION: 00:57:02

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If her novel's any good, says Janet Stevenson, it's a place where the reader goes inside, living in the skins of both and black and white people, in another era, with their continuous problems. Sarah and Angelina Grimke faced a dilemma that their brother Henry had placed upon the family. If the sisters acknowledged their brother's family, then they would be acknowledging publicly that their brother had become a brut and a sinner by marrying a black woman.