Negroland: A Memoir

Negroland: A Memoir is a 2015 book by Margo Jefferson.[1][2][3][4][5] It is a memoir of growing up in 1950s and 1960s America within a small, privileged segment of black American society known as the black bourgeoisie, or African-American upper class.

Negroland: A Memoir
AuthorMargo Jefferson
CountryUnited States
PublisherPantheon Books[1]
Media typePrint

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • E. Franklin Frazier's sociological Black Bourgeoisie (first edition in English in 1957 translated from the 1955 French original)
  • Lawrence Otis Graham's Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class (2000)


  1. ^ a b c Smith, Tracy K. (September 15, 2015). "Margo Jefferson's 'Negroland: A Memoir'". The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Garner, Dwight (September 10, 2015). "Review: 'Negroland,' by Margo Jefferson, on Growing Up Black and Privileged". The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'". NPR. September 8, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Carducci, Vince (October 19, 2015). "Coming of Age in Negroland". PopMatters. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Carroll, Rebecca (September 9, 2015). "Margo Jefferson reveals life inside the black elite in 'Negroland'". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Alter, Alexandra (March 17, 2016). "'The Sellout' Wins National Book Critics Circle's Fiction Award". The New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2016.