Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1419372149 $59.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1419372165 $74.75 Seven CDs
In a clear, forthright narration, Sharon Washington brings to life the inspiring story of Callie House, a woman who may well have been forgotten were it not for the careful research of historian Mary Frances Berry. Seventy years before the Civil Rights movement, washerwoman and mother House became an activist who petitioned for ex-slave reparations. Sharon Washington effectively relates the details of House's labors on behalf of the disenfranchised. Washington's narration combines objectivity and passion, presenting facts coolly and, when called for, a series of worthy characterizations of government officials, ex-slaves, and con artists. House's movement was eventually defeated, but her intrepid efforts, her sense of justice, and her spirit find their voice through Washington's compelling delivery. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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