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First Biography of a Forgotten Pioneer for Civil Justice



The author hopes that this book will pique the curiosity of historians, educators, scholars, collectors, genealogists, and family members interested in learning more about this significant figure in American history. Specially to understand the guiding force behind the man, Freeman Henry Morris Murray.

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“Anita Hackley Lambert has written a fascinating and compelling book. Based on years of research and family interviews, this biography of Freeman Henry Morris Murray (1859-1950) uncovers deeply buried family mysteries and sheds new light on various aspects of black history, such as the Underground Railroad before and after the Civil War, the Niagara Movement, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and African American life in Alexandria, VA and in Washington, DC. An impressive and important labor of love.” 

- Charles Patterson, author, historian and editor


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