Proud shoes: the story of an American family

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Harper, 1956 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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Originally published in 1956, Pauli Murray tells the story of her grandparents, delving into the realities of slavery, survival, and miscegenation in the pre-Civil War/Reconstruction era in the South.

"A significant contribution to our understanding of the black experience in America. . . . Fascinating."
— Publishers Weekly

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In Proud Shoes, Pauli Murray tells us about the history of her mother's parents. Her white grandmother grew up southern, while her black grandfather grew up in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Murray offers ... Read full review


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