Free ↠ Proud Shoes By Pauli Murray –

Free ↠ Proud Shoes By Pauli Murray – First Published In , 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 , Proud Shoes Offers A Revealing Glimpse Of Our Nation S History

10 thoughts on “Proud Shoes

  1. 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.

  2. Emma Deplores Censorship Emma Deplores Censorship says:

    Pauli Murray mural in her hometown of Durham, North CarolinaThis book is a hidden gem the biography of a mixed race family around the time of the Civil War It was published well before its time in 1956 there wasn t much interest in Af

  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. Suzy Suzy says:

    Pauli Murray was one of the many unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, and this is her memoir.

  9. Tracy Triggs matthews Tracy Triggs matthews says:

    Loved this book It s a great history of racism.

  10. Kevin Kevin says:

    A memoir of Pauli Murray s grandparents, from slavery to Jim Crow Especially powerful reading about her grandfather fighting in the Civil War and then going south to teach former slaves.

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