Color Me White: The Autobiography of a Black Dancer Who Turned White
372 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 16 x 23.5 cm.
"At the crucial point of his career as a dancer, coinciding with his sought-after role in a Broadway musical, Arthur Wright was stricken with vitiligo, a skin disease in which loss of pigment occurs in ugly blotches of various shapes and sizes.
For a Black dancer specializing in ethnic Black dancing, nothing could be more ruinous. The courage, the patience, the perseverance, the resiliency it took to cope with this terrible handicap are awesome. The avenues he explored to rechannel his many talents are testimony to his creativity, just as the self-analysis he subjected himself to, so as to understand the dynamics of his developing neurosis, is a testimony to his intellect." -- from the book jacket