Black No More - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

Black No More, a hilariously satirical novel, considers what would happen if black people could turn white. When Dr. Junius Crookman develops this very technology, Harlem resident Max Disher is the first to undergo his treatment. Max begins his new life in Atlanta as Matthew Fisher where he becomes a leader in a white supremacist group and wins the hand of a white woman who rejected him when he was black. Meanwhile, the country begins to dramatically change as more and more black people switch their racial identity and multiple interest groups and militant organizations work to shut down Crookman's business for very different reasons.

The story begins on New Year's Eve, 1933, as a dressed-up Max Disher waits outside the Honky Tonk Club. His friend, Bunny Brown, arrives. The two men have been close since they served together in World War I. Now...

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