The Color of the Soul by Tracey Bateman
This was a very interesting book about a young man who returns to the
south from Chicago to write the memoirs of a dying woman. There is much
animosity in the south still towards his race and so he is almost killed a couple
times by the Klan.
His fascination with the story of the Penbrook family
is heightened when distant memories are stirred within him when he sees the place.
His discovery of his past as well as healing with his wife are all part of
this story, but intermixed was the whole shocking part of history of
treating someone less than an equal simply because of their color.
Since this is Black History month we have read alot about the different
people involved in slavery, abolitionists, underground railroad and many
other topics on this subject. This book seemed to go along with it and made me once again just wonder how people can look at skin color as a way to judge one another.