“I still believe. I still believe that someday there will be equality in this country. That someday there will be a new civil rights act, and a new president and Congress to enforce it. That everyone will be able to follow their dream, regardless of race. That those words about the equality of men in the Declaration of Independence will be true.”
Based on the true story of Bella da Costa Green, hired by J.P. Morgan to curate his personal, newly built library, the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. Ms. Greene becomes one of the most powerful people in the world of rare art, books and manuscripts. Belle is concealing a big secret; she is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard. Belle is passing as white and if she is discovered doing so, her life as she knows it is over.
A very informative and interesting read, highly recommended.