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Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Howard University, a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Berry was the assistant secretary for education in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. She has received 30 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards for her public service and scholarly activities, including the NAACP’s Roy Wilkins Award and Image Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She has also received the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights... Read More

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My Face Is Black Is True
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27705-3 (0-307-27705-4)

Acclaimed historian Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, demanded reparations for ex-slaves. A widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five, House (1861-1928) went on to fight for African American pensions based on those offered to Union soldiers, brilliantly targeting...

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The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2000
$15.95/20.95(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






Black Resistance/White Law
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$18.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023298-1 (0-14-023298-2)

How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights

From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black... Read more






The Politics of Parenthood
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$18.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023360-5 (0-14-023360-1)

A distinguished scholar presents a landmark historical perspective on parenthood in America. This trailblazing book suggests that behind the rhetoric of maternal responsibility are issues of power, resources, and control.

"Berry's book could be a significant impetus for corporate executives and political leaders, conservatives and liberals, and mothers and fathers to... Read more





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