I’m not a big fan of this writing style, but the story is a fascinating historical account of a middle class, educated black man’s struggle to demonstrate self-respect in a racist society, without doing anything foolish that would push the white people – who populate the neighborhood he’s single-handedly decided to integrate – to homicide.

UPDATE: This book is really worthwhile, especially the early history of the NAACP, the unbelievably accomplished people who started it, and their uneasy history with one of the great trial attorneys of the ages, Clarence Darrow.