This past week I finished reading "Life on the Color Line" by UC's new president Gregory Williams. All I can say is, "Wow."
The book is vivid in description and really well-written. And it's a fascinating story.
I got my copy at the UC bookstore, but you can also get it on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Color-Line-Story-Discovered/dp/0452275334
I might end up writing more about this. The university magazine is looking for some reviews. And rumor has it, I may get a chance to interview Williams next month.
Meanwhile, I recommend adding this to your reading list.