American Masters

Gloria Naylor on the American dream

Special | 15m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

On June 28th, 2000, novelist Gloria Naylor spoke about the illusion of the American dream and the role it plays in Nella Larsen's "Passing." She discussed the motivations behind the characters of the critically acclaimed novel in this extended outtake from the American Masters Digital Archive. Interview originally conducted by Michael Epstein, director of Novel Reflections on The American Dream.

Aired: 02/25/22

Rating: NR

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