One of the great underrated short stories for high school and middle school English teachers. These "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" lesson plans are awesome too. Used these to keep my graders engaged the last couple weeks of school.
Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels—Quicksand and Passing —and a few short stories