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Foster Dickson is a writer, editor, and teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the author of Closed Ranks, the editor of Nobody’s Home and level:deepsouth, and the coordinator of the Fitzgerald Museum’s annual Literary Contest.

In 2020, Foster was interviewed by the Alabama Writers Cooperative’s Alina Stefanescu. The interview centered on his then-recent Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, but the discussion included other aspects of his work.

This video, produced by David Jamrog for the Center for Arts Education at Boston Arts Academy, is a compilation that features works from 2015 Community Legacy Project grant recipients. The CLP offered post-fellowship grants to past recipients of the National Artist Teacher Fellowship to extend their learning experiences and share the impact of them. Foster’s CLP project, “You Can’t Know Where You’re Going (When There’s Something in Your I)”, is included.

This 2011 video, arranged by Robert Shimp, is a four-minute media sample from the longer video that ran during the reading of “You Can’t Know Where You’re Going (When There’s Something in Your I)” at Auburn University at Montgomery’s Liberal Arts Conference. The imagery comes from Foster’s project “Patchwork: A Chronicle of Alabama in the New South,” which had him traveling around the state in 2009 and 2010.

In 2008, Foster was included in a video series for teachers produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program. (The program has since been renamed Learning for Justice.)