B. Brian Foster

B. Brian Foster Credit - Zaire Love
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About the Author

B. Brian Foster is a writer, storyteller, and sociologist from Shannon, Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. His award-winning book I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life chronicles Black community life and blues tourism in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Brian has also directed two award-winning short films and written for Bitter Southerner, CNN, Delish.com, Esquire, the Ford Foundation, Veranda magazine, and the Washington Post, among others.

Books by B. Brian Foster

BY Richard Frishman, B. Brian Foster
From award-winning photojournalist Richard Frishman comes a collection of photographs documenting America’s history of segregation, slavery, and institutional racism hidden in plain sight, accompanied by hard-hitting personal essays from University of Virginia professor of sociology and Black culture B. Brian Foster and with a foreword by National Book Award winner Imani Perry

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