Wright Cuney Book

Maud Cuney Hare, Norris Wright Cuney’s daughter, wrote a biographical account of her father’s life in 1913. Several copies are now preserved in Rosenberg Library’s Special Collections Department. An accomplished pianist and musicologist, Maud Cuney Hare resided in Boston and was a close friend of W.E.B. Du Bois.

In celebration of Black History Month, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a biography of Norris Wright Cuney written by his daughter, Maud Cuney Hare, in 1913.

Galveston politician and civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney (1846-1897) became a source of inspiration for newly emancipated African Americans in Texas in the years following the Civil War. He fought to secure economic, political, and educational equality for all citizens, and he achieved great personal success in spite of the racial prejudice he faced throughout his life.

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