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Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry received bachelor's and master's degrees at Howard University, a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Washington, D.C.

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My Face Is Black Is True
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27705-3 (0-307-27705-4)

“My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.” –Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights... Read more






The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2000
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70746-9 (0-375-70746-8)

"Sweeping and important... Provides a fascinating vision of justice and history." --The Washington Post Book World

From the head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission comes a landmark study of the ways in which prejudice has shaped American justice from the Civil War era to the present. With an ear tuned to... Read more





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