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

My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations Paperback
Item# 307277054
Regular price: $16.95
Sale price: $14.40
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description

My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.” –Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave reparations. A widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five, House 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.

Product Details Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition edition (October 10, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0307277054 ISBN-13: 978-0307277053 Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 7 ounces