In this groundbreaking book, award-winning civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry
sheds new light on the fight for reparations.
Callie House, an ex-slave who led
the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association
in 1899. Defying conventions of race, class, and gender, Callie led the
organization in an attempt to petition the government for the pension promised
them as freedmen.
Here is the fascinating story of a forgotten civil rights
crusader: a woman who emerges as a courageous pioneering activist and a forerunner
of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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