1996: The Color of Water

James McBride




James McBride ’80

In his best-selling book The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother, James McBride revealed the fascinating story of his mother, a white Orthodox Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe who encountered adversity and racism and was disowned by her family after she married a black man.  


The Color of Water

55. The Color of Water page 1

Chapter 2: The Bicycle


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