Life on the Color Line

Life on the Color Line

The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452275331
  • 304 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


A stunning journey to the heart of the racial dilemma in this country.
Life on the Color Line

Life on the Color Line

Gregory Howard Williams


Friends of American Writers Award – Winner
Melcher Book Award – Winner
Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Winner

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Open House Cafe
Chapter 2 The Midas Touch
Chapter 3 “Captain of My Soul”
Chapter 4 Rooster
Chapter 5 Learning How to Be Niggers
Chapter 6 Bob and Weave
Chapter 7 “Saved”
Chapter 8 Hustling
Chapter 9 Politics and Race
Chapter 10 The Color Line
Chapter 11 Accept the Things I Cannot Change
Chapter 12 Choices
Chapter 13 Go for It!
Chapter 14 Big Shoulders
Chapter 15 Persistence
Chapter 16 Teammates
Chapter 17 “Born in the Wilderness and Suckled by a Boar”
Chapter 18 State of Indiana v. Gregory H. Williams
Chapter 19 Mike: Like a Moth to Flames
Chapter 20 Tottering Kingdoms and Crumbling Empires
Chapter 21 Your Truly Mother

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