Raymond T. Clagg
Mary Frances Berry
My Face Is Black Is True
Bachelor and Master Degrees from Howard University, Doctorate in History from University of Michigan, juris doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School. Past chairperson of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission for eleven years, teaches history of American Law at University of Pennsylvania.
The Author chose Callie House as her subject and the trials she endured. While starting the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association she explained to the ex-slaves to demand repayment for their years as non-paid labor. Working with many other activists of the times, she had to go into hiding before the association was put on trial and Callie House imprisoned.
Thesis Statement Seventy Years before the civil rights movement, Callie House, a forgotten civil rights crusader, emerged as a courageous pioneering activist.
Analysis The author doesn’t want you to forget Callie House, a premiere activist. The book to you through many changes of Callie House’s life, from being a slave as a little girl to a leader of a National Organization, Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association. Eventually, she ended up in prison as white America was not prepared to accept an African American to claim Lincoln has set forth in the Proclamation. Callie House accomplished this while growing up in Nashville Tennessee, a Confederate State during the Civil War.
Conclusion The book My Face Is Black Is True is a good reading for all to read. The book didn’t inundateyou with useless facts and dates. It let you feel the life of Callie House by carefully and intelligently portraying her trials and tribulations until he death. My time was well spent, when reading this book, learning about a courageous pioneer activist that showed me what it was like pre civil war. The book was...