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2012 Texas Book Festival: Rachel Swarns, "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama"

Rachel Swarns

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From the 17th annual Texas Book Festival on the Capitol Grounds in Austin, Texas, Rachel Swarns discusses her book American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. The event is moderated by Alberta Phillips, associate editor of the Austin American-Statesman.

About the Authors

Rachel Swarns

Rachel Swarns is a reporter for The New York Times where she worked since 1995 and has served as the Johannesburg bureau chief and written on national politics and domestic policy.  For more information, visit rachelswarns.com.


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2012 Texas Book Festival: Rachel Swarns, "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 17th at 7pm (ET)
  • Wednesday, December 26th at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 7:15pm (ET)
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