My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations

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Acclaimed historian Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, demanded reparations for ex-slaves. A widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five, House (1861-1928) went on to fight for African American pensions based on those offered to Union soldiers, brilliantly targeting $68 million in taxes on seized rebel cotton and demanding it as repayment for centuries of unpaid labor. Here is the fascinating story of a forgotten civil rights crusader: a woman who emerges as a courageous pioneering activist, a forerunner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions8.0 × 5.3 × 0.9 in
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Date Published

October 10, 2006

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

336

Publisher

Vintage

Year Published

2006

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