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Southern discomfort: Author Jim Grimsley recalls his generation’s struggle with integration

In Jim Grimsley’s new memoir, "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood," he drops the protective shell of fiction to revisit a pivotal chapter in the lives of many Southern children in the 1960s. Grimsley was 11 years old in 1966 when his school admitted its first black students after a federal mandate forced integration.

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