The Color of Water

what makes Ruth McBride have physical courage?

what part of the book does it show

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Do you mean emotional courage?


Certainly going against the grain in Suffolk Virginia shows her courage. courting and marrying a black man certainly challenged her. After she left Suffolk, she was basically left to her own devices. She had many kids and, despite not having money, successfully raised them. Ruth dared to define herself as a human being rather than white or black or Jewish....