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Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’ – the true story about black youth

July 18, 2019

By Carolyn Kellogg Two miles north of Interstate 10, a cool breeze ruffles the overgrown grass around the Dozier School for Boys. This is 2,200 miles east of Santa Monica, in Marianna, FL, where the air is filled with humidity. Grasshoppers sing and a jay swoops by, bright blue. The scattered buildings are picturesquely losing… [Read More]