Proud Shoes (Black Women Writers Series)

Proud Shoes (Black Women Writers Series)

by Pauli Murray

ISBN-10: 0807072095
ISBN-13: 9780807072097
Publisher: Beacon Press
Edition: - 1999

Book Description

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.