By Wallace Thurman,Allyson Hobbs
Emma Lou Morgan’s dermis is black. So black that it’s a resource of disgrace to her not just one of the mostly white neighborhood of her homeland of Boise, Idaho, but additionally between her lighter-skinned friends and family. looking a group the place she is going to be authorised, she leaves domestic at age eighteen, touring first to l. a. after which to long island urban, the place within the Harlem of the Nineteen Twenties she unearths a colourful scene of nightclubs and dance halls and events and amorous affairs . . . and, nonetheless, rejection by way of her personal race.
essentially the most largely learn and debatable works of the Harlem Renaissance, and the 1st novel to brazenly tackle prejudice between black american citizens, The Blacker the Berry . . . is a ebook of undiminished strength concerning the invidious position of dermis colour in American society.
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