35th out of 107 books — 21 voters
Published amid controversy in 1926, Flight focuses on the dilemma of Mimi Daquin, a light-complexioned Negro who passes, for a time, as white. In the New Orleans of her birth, Mimi never encountered the hierarchies of skin color that existed elsewhere. But when her family moves to Atlanta, she embarks on a lifelong lesson about what it really means to belong to a people. F...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Louisiana State University Press
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He was an African American journalist, novelist, and essayist who became a spokesman for his community in the United States for almost a quarter of a century. He graduated from Atlanta University in 1916 (now Clark Atlanta University). In 1918 he joined the small national staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in New York at the invitation of James Weldon Johnson,...moreMore about Walter Francis White...