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Mae Street Kidd's inspirational life story is quintessentially American. Kidd, born in 1904 in Millersburg, Kentucky, was raised by her black mother and stepfather, ignored, indeed never even acknowledged, by her white father, a wealthy landowner and neighbor. She could easily have passed for white, but proud of her African American heritage, she was more than willing to face the world as a black woman, a "double minority." The tall and savvy Kidd started working as an insurance agent right out of high school in a world dead set against working women of any hue and successful African Americans of either gender, and she went on to become not only an innovative businesswoman and civic leader but also a skilled politician. Kidd served in the Kentucky General Assembly for 17 years, overseeing the passage of important civil-rights-related legislation. Oral historian Hall has done a superb job of preserving the essence of Kidd's feisty and impressive personality and her vividly detailed reminiscences, presenting us with that rarest of beings, a genuine role model. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Hall has done a superb job of preserving the essence of Kidd's feisty and impressive personality and her vividly detailed reminiscences, presenting us with the rarest of things, a genuine role model." -- Booklist



"The book honestly depicts black bourgeois culture, while revealing the prejudices of that class." -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society



"This is definitely one woman history should not overlook, and were it not for Passing for Black, it could." -- Small Press

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (November 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813109485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813109480
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,146,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 1998
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I enjoyed reading Mrs. Kidd's book. I am currently a returning student at Florida State University and read this account for a class I'm taking regarding Mental Health for Women and Minorities. Mrs. Kidd's account was so very well written that I can imagine her sweet and genteel voice. I can also envision her standing up for her constituional rights at moments in her life that challenged her values and belief systems. I reccommend all people read this moving account in order to reach a higher level of cultural sensitivity and understanding for another race (I am white), as well as a viewpoint from an elder citizen, and memories as well as experiences and achievements for a woman living in a world of male domination. Mrs. Street Kidd's recollections are moving and very enlightening.
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By Keelybflyy on May 30, 2014
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I absolutely loved Mae Street Kidd and her story! I found out about her from a site on FB and immediatedly ordered the book and I'm so glad I did! She had an amazing story and was sooo fashionable! I ended up loaning it to my mom who also loved the book as well.
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