Virtual Book Talk Meeting with Author


7:30pm Wednesday March 20 

Virtual Book Talk with Author: "American Negra" by Natasha Alford (AB'08)


About the Book

Award-winning journalist Natasha S. Alford grew up between two worlds as the daughter of an African American father and Puerto Rican mother. In American Negra, a narrative that is part memoir, part cultural analysis, Alford reflects on growing up in a working-class family from the city of Syracuse, NY.

When Alford goes from an underfunded public school system to Harvard University surrounded by privilege and pedigree, she wrestles with more than her own ethnic identity, as she is faced with imposter syndrome, a shocking medical diagnosis, and a struggle to define success on her own terms.

Alford's journey to find her authentic voice,takes her across the United States from a hedge fund boardroom to a classroom and ultimately a newsroom, as a journalist. 

A coming-of-age story about what it's like to live at the intersections of race, culture, gender, and class, all while staying true to yourself, American Negra is a captivating look at one woman’s experience being Negra in the United States.


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About the Author

Natasha S. Alford is an award-winning journalist, host and media executive driven by the power of storytelling to inspire and change people’s lives. Natasha serves as Vice President of Digital Content for theGrio and an anchor for theGrio TV. She is also a CNN Political Analyst, offering commentary on the news, politics, and movements of the moment.  Follow her on Instagram at @natashasalford for the latest updates.