Colored People: A Memoir by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling.

  • Colored People: A Memoir

    By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Paperback: 240 pages

  • "Affecting, beautifully written and morally complex...The heart of the memoir is Gates' portrait of his family, and its placement in a black society whose strength, richness and self-confidence thrived in the darkness of segregation."--Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times

    "[Colored People] may well become a classic of American memoir."--The Boston Globe