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Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann , born in New Orleans in 1954, began his journalistic career there and then worked at Washington Monthly , Washington Post , and Texas Monthly , of which he was executive editor. A frequent contributor to national magazines, he was national correspondent of The Atlantic Monthly and is now a staff writer at The New Yorker . His books include the prizewinning The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America (1991).