Free ↠ Proud Shoes By Pauli Murray –

Free ↠ Proud Shoes  By Pauli Murray – First Published In 1956, Proud Shoes Is The Remarkable True Story Of Slavery, Survival, And Miscegenation In The South From The Pre Civil War Era Through The Reconstruction Written By Pauli Murray The Legendary Civil Rights Activist And One Of The Founders Of NOW, Proud Shoes Chronicles The Lives Of Murray S Maternal Grandparents From The Birth Of Her Grandmother, Cornelia Smith, Daughter Of A Slave Whose Beauty Incited The Master S Sons To Near Murder To The Story Of Her Grandfather Robert Fitzgerald, Whose Free Black Father Married A White Woman In 1840, Proud Shoes Offers A Revealing Glimpse Of Our Nation S History.

10 thoughts on “Proud Shoes

  1. Carol Carol says:


  2. Karen Karen says:

    Dr Pauli Murray was my father s first cousin, so it was amazing to learn much of my family s history through her writing Although I never knew her, she was an amazing woman and I m so proud of the shoes she wore.

  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I am so glad to have read Proud Shoes Pauli Murray came from a fascinating family Their story sheds light on so many aspects of race in American history pre and post Civil War race relations, tensions in boarder states, passing for white

  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This book is mainly about the lives of the author s maternal grandparents Murray does a wonderful job of weaving together her family s stories with extensive research to corroborate them and of the time period in general It has accounts of

  5. Chet Makoski Chet Makoski says:

    This remarkable story is largely set in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough where I now live I gained profound insights into black family life as slaves and free persons prior to the civil war, during that war, and afterwards during reconstruction an

  6. Thor Thor says:

    This is an absolutely fascinating family history, thoroughly researched and presented with great skill The time is a few decades after the Civil War, in the early 1900 s It s mostly the story of Murray s grandmother, who had been a slave and a mi

  7. Chalida Chalida says:

    This was a powerful book that gives you a different lens of Civil Rights history and told from the eyes of Pauli Murray recounting her great grandparents histories Published in 1956, Murray has really interesting stories of race and the very mixed h

  8. Tracy Triggs matthews Tracy Triggs matthews says:

    Loved this book It s a great history of racism.

  9. Julie Julie says:

    Very slow paced, especially in the middle, but I learned a good bit especially about North Carolina history in the late 1800s This quote about the common human longing for freedom, dignity, and self determination vs practical manifestations of having the

  10. Barbara Barnett Barbara Barnett says:

    I recently searched and found this book in the library after reading The Firebrand and the First Lady about Pauli Murray s friendship with Elenor Roosevelt What a great book and so much history about the aftermath of the civil war She told an intimate story

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