My Face Is Black Is True Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations
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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.
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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|We Need a Movement|
|Organizing the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association|
|The Association Under Attack|
|Voices of the Ex-Slaves|
|The Movement Fights Back|
|The Association Goes to Federal Court|
|Jailed for Justice|
|Passing the Torch|
|Epilogue: The Reparations Movement Still Lives|