Black Feminist Book Club reads Proud Shoes

Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. This season's theme is radical memoir by black women and this month's book is Proud Shoes by Pauli Murray. All community members are welcome to participate! This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event and the suggested donation is $5.

About Proud Shoes: 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.

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Proud Shoes Cover Image
$23.10
ISBN: 9780807072097
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - August 1999

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.