Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family
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.
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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