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Ing about Murray and her family Loved this book #It s a great history of racism This was a powerful book that gives you a different lens of #s a great history of racism This was a powerful book that gives you a different lens of Rights history and told from the eyes of Pauli Murray recounting her great grandparents histories Published in 1956 Murray has really interesting stories of race and the very mixed history of her family and many others which was the norm and not divided into these concepts of was the norm and not divided into these concepts of black and white The second half of the book focuses on her grandfather s desperation to prove himself by fighting in the Civil WAR AND IT GETS VERY TEDIOUS and it gets very tedious the first half is super interesting and deepens my understanding of families during this period This remarkable story is largely set in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough where I now live I gained profound insights into black family life as slaves and free persons prior to the civil war during that war and afterwards during reconstruction and into the mid 20th century Pauli Murray was a brilliant writer story teller and a scholarly researcher uncovering her own family history I love this book honor this woman and greatly admire her family for helping forge the America that I am confident this country is destined to become I am so glad to have read Proud Shoes Pauli Murray came from a fascinating family Their story sheds light on so many aspects of race in American history pre and post Civil War race relations tensions in boarder states passing for white family life for slaves complex emotions surro Dr Pauli Murray was my father s first cousin so it was amazing to learn much of my family s history through her writing Although I never knew her she was an amazing woman and I m so proud of the shoes she wor. 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 histo. ,


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the biography a mixed race family around the time of the Civil War It was published well before its time in 1956 there wasn t much interest in African American family sagas but it is well written and fascinating in part because this isn t a commonly told story Murray was a fascinating character in her own right a prominent civil rights and women s rights activist a lawyer and finally a priest genderueer long before people knew what that was but here she focuses on her family history which is fascinating in its own right people knew what that was but here she focuses on her family history which is fascinating in its own right Book Is Chiefly #book is chiefly her maternal grandfather who grew up free in the North oined one of the first black regiments to fight in the Civil War despite the fact that he was already going blind from an injury and went south after the war to educate freed slaves in the face of white opposition Murray s grandmother s story is uite different she grew up a slave though she didn t feel like one being the daughter of a son of the house and mostly treated as such Murray s mother s family would likely be seen as white today though by the conventions of the time they were black no matter what they looked like All this is mixed in with Murray s memories of being raised by her grandparents in the early 20th centuryOverall I really enjoyed this biographyhistorymemoir and found it to be absorbing reading though somewhat slow going It is a good story and provides a little known perspective on a well known time in American history unlike many books which approach the time period through fiction this one is based on family stories and documents and on historical research and is complex and authentic for it I am definitely interested in read. Ry 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. ,
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