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

Mary Frances Berry

Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of race, class, and gender, Callie led the organization in an attempt to petition the government for the pension promised them as freedmen. “Callie House and her historic role deserve to be brought out of the shadows, and Berry achieves that superbly.”—Publishers Weekly

Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of race, class, and gender, Callie led the organization in an attempt to petition the government for the pension promised them as freedmen. “Callie House and her historic role deserve to be brought out of the shadows, and Berry achieves that superbly.”—Publishers Weekly
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Genres:

History

Description:

Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of race, class, and gender, Callie led the organization in an attempt to petition the government for the pension promised them as freedmen. “Callie House and her historic role deserve to be brought out of the shadows, and Berry achieves that superbly.”—Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sharon Washington

Length:

8h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

53:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

56:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:14