From the Readers' Digest, moderately expanded into book form, this presents with sympathetic simplicity, the fairly charged...

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From the Readers' Digest, moderately expanded into book form, this presents with sympathetic simplicity, the fairly charged situation of the Negro who can ignore the boundaries of racial stigma and segregation- and pass. Dr. Johnston- who did not deny (nor discuss) his racial status, built up a practice as a country doctor in New Hampshire, made for himself- and his wife and three children- a life of assimilation. With his rejection by the Navy, the Johnstons admitted their colored blood to their children, affecting largely Albert, the eldest, who only after confronting initial suspicion from his own race, decided to stand as a Negro in a white world. A provocative problem, which stresses the professional, rather than social, motivation of this family's attempt to pass.

Pub Date: March 23, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948