The Senator and the Socialite
This is the true story of America's first black dynasty. The years after the Civil War represented an astonishing moment of opportunity for African-Americans. The rush to build a racially democratic society from the ruins of slavery is never more evident than in the personal history of Blanche Kelso Bruce and his heirs.
Born a slave in 1841, Bruce became a local Mississippi...more
As a black Mississippian, I’d heard of Bruce before reading this book. He was one of the famo ...more
I was also amazed that although Bruce was light complected, his wife's fami ...more