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作者 Berry, Mary Frances
書名 My face is black is true : Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations / Mary Frances Berry
出版項 New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
國際標準書號 1400040035 (alk. paper)
9781400040032 (alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  323.092 H8163 2005    在架上  -  30500101315441
版本 1st ed
說明 xiv, 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
附註 "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-295) and index
We need a movement -- Organizing the National Ex-slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association -- Association under attack -- Voices of the ex-slaves -- The Movement fights back -- Avoiding destruction -- The Association goes to federal court -- Jailed for justice -- Passing the torch -- The Reparations Movement still lives
Historian Berry resurrects the forgotten life of courageous pioneering activist Callie House (1861-1928), ex-slave, widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five who, seventy years before the civil rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave reparations. House was born into slavery in 1861 and sought African-American pensions based on those offered Union soldiers, targeting taxes on seized rebel cotton (over $1.2 billion in 2005 dollars) and demanding it as repayment for centuries of unpaid labor. The Justice Department banned the activities of her town organizers and falsely accused her of mail fraud; the federal officials had the post office open the mail of almost all African-Americans, denying delivery on the smallest pretext. Though African-American newspapers, most of which preached meekness toward whites, ignored or derided Mrs. House's Ex-Slave Association, the movement flourished until she was imprisoned; deprived of her spirit, leadership and ferocity, the first national grassroots African-American movement fell apart.--From publisher description
主題 House, Callie, 1861-1928
African American women political activists -- Biography
Women political activists -- United States -- Biography
African Americans -- Reparations
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