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My face is black is true : Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations

Author: Mary Frances Berry
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Callie House; Callie House; Callie House
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Frances Berry
ISBN: 1400040035 9781400040032
OCLC Number: 56490889
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Mary Frances Berry.
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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.

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