“My dad would always say, ‘I’m a man. How old do I have to be to be a man?’”

On the page, the words of Nikole Hannah-Jones’s elderly aunt are charged — arresting, even. Spoken by the reporter herself — taking on the formidable task of launching “Dispatches from Freedom Summer” with her personal story — they are haunting.

Listen to Hannah-Jones narrate her piece, “Ghosts of Greenwood”:

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