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Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone

Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone

Price:$28.95

In post-Reconstruction America, John William "Blind" Boone, an illiterate, itinerate musician, overcame obstacles created by disability, exploitative managers, and racial prejudice to become one of the country's most beloved concert performers. Melissa Fuell-Cuther's 1915 biography, with new annotations and essays, highlights Boone’s harrowing journey and testifies to the struggles of many African Americans.

256 pages (Paperback)