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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Proud Shoes
  • Pauli Murray
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 0807072095

Proud ShoesFirst Published In , 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 , Proud Shoes Offers A Revealing Glimpse Of Our Nation S History


About the Author: Pauli Murray

The Reverend Dr Anna Pauline Pauli Murray November 20, 1910 July 1, 1985 was an American civil rights activist, women s rights activist, lawyer, and author She was also the first black woman ordained an Episcopal priest.Born in Balti, Maryland, Murray was raised mostly by her maternal grandparents At the age of sixteen, she moved to New York to attend Hunter College, graduating with a B.A in English in 1933 In 1940, Murray was arrested with a friend for violating Virginia segregation laws after they sat in the whites only section of a bus This incident, and her subsequent involvement with the socialist Workers Defense League, inspired her to become a civil rights lawyer, and she enrolled at Howard University During her years at Howard, she became increasingly aware of sexism, which she called Jane Crow , the sister of the Jim Crow racial segregation laws Murray graduated first in her class, but was denied the chance to do further work at Harvard University because of her gender In 1965 she became the first African American to receive a J.S.D from Yale Law School.As a lawyer, Murray argued for civil rights and women s rights National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP Chief Counsel Thurgood Marshall called Murray s 1950 book States Laws on Race and Color the bible of the civil rights movement Murray served on the 1961 Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and in 1966 was a co founder of the National Organization for Women Ruth Bader Ginsburg later named Murray a coauthor on a brief for Reed v Reed in recognition of her pioneering work on gender discrimination Murray held faculty or administrative positions at the Ghana School of Law, Benedict College, and Brandeis University.In 1973, Murray left academia for the Episcopal Church, becoming a priest, and was named an Episcopal saint in 2012 Murray struggled with issues related to her sexual and gender identity, describing herself as having an inverted sex instinct she had a brief, annulled marriage to a man and several relationships with women, and in her younger years, occasionally passed as a teenage boy In addition to her legal and advocacy work, Murray published two well reviewed autobiographies and a volume of poetry from Wikipedia


10 thoughts on “Proud Shoes

  1. says:

    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 wore.

  2. says:

    Pauli Murray mural in her hometown of Durham, North CarolinaThis book is a hidden gem the biography of 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, gend Pauli Murray mural in her hometown of Durham, North CarolinaThis book is a hidden gem the biography of 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, genderqueer long before people knew what that was but here she focuses on her family history, which is fascinating in its own right The book is chiefly about her maternal grandfather, who grew up free in the North, joined 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 quite 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 century.Overall, I really enjoyed this biography history memoir 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 iscomplex and authentic for it I am definitely interested in readingabout Murray and her family

  3. says:

    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 surrounding children born of masters raping slaves, and high hopes following the Civil War fading with the advent of Jim Crow laws, just to name a few The fact that much of it is set in Durham, my home town, wit 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 surrounding children born of masters raping slaves, and high hopes following the Civil War fading with the advent of Jim Crow laws, just to name a few The fact that much of it is set in Durham, my home town, within a mile or two of where my husband and I bought our first house, and across the street from where my grandparents are buried, only hightened the fascination for me Even without the local connections, our book club agreed Proud Shoes should be required reading for Americans it really is that rich, powerful, and informative I was telling my Dad about it recently, and he recalled being on a panel with Pauli Murray a couple of years before her death, but he has never read the book He is getting it for Christmas I give it a 4 only because it was a little hard for me to slog through the Civil War military history, but that is a function of my knowledge base and interest level, not of the book itself I would highly recommend it

  4. says:

    This book is mainly about the lives of the author s maternal grandparents Murray does a wonderful job of weaving together her family s stories with extensive research to corroborate them and of the time period in general It has accounts of her great grandparents in the 1830s and 40s and moves through the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era It gave me a great sense of the time period in the locations described.

  5. says:

    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 confiden 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

  6. says:

    This is an absolutely fascinating family history, thoroughly researched and presented with great skill The time is a few decades after the Civil War, in the early 1900 s It s mostly the story of Murray s grandmother, who had been a slave and a mistress of the household at the same time , and her grandfather, a scholar and teacher and Civil War veteran These are persons of very high character, and they are on a life long mission to overcome the bizarre racism of those times and even today.To This is an absolutely fascinating family history, thoroughly researched and presented with great skill The time is a few decades after the Civil War, in the early 1900 s It s mostly the story of Murray s grandmother, who had been a slave and a mistress of the household at the same time , and her grandfather, a scholar and teacher and Civil War veteran These are persons of very high character, and they are on a life long mission to overcome the bizarre racism of those times and even today.To make things evenfun, the locale where Pauli grew up with her grandparents is in Durham, right next to the Maplewood cemetary My great grandfather had been laid to rest there some time before And by now quite a fewrelatives have joined him as neighbors to Pauli Murray s childhood home.This is truly a great book It came out in 1956, at which time nobody paid it much attention Now it is cast as part of the genre of black women overcoming stuff, but it s way beyond that

  7. says:

    This was a powerful book that gives you a different lens of Civil 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 purely 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 ver This was a powerful book that gives you a different lens of Civil 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 purely 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, but the first half is super interesting and deepens my understanding of families during this period

  8. says:

    Pauli Murray was one of the many unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, and this is her memoir.

  9. says:

    Loved this book It s a great history of racism.

  10. says:

    A memoir of Pauli Murray s grandparents, from slavery to Jim Crow Especially powerful reading about her grandfather fighting in the Civil War and then going south to teach former slaves.

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