Bibbs, Susheel. Heritage of Power. 84 pages.
Description: A biography on Mary Ellen Pleasant with the latest research on her mentor, Marie Laveau. The book also details their much-misunderstood, indigenous faith, Vodou. Thus, Heritage of Power, centered on Pleasant's life and how it she became the Mother of Civil Rights in California, solves three sets of mysteries: those about Pleasant, LaVeau, and Vodou. Heritage of Power contains landmark research, so you can now know the latest about all three.
Other Details: An eighty-four, beautifully, illustrated coffee-table book, Heritage of Power is referenced and perfect bound. It also contains a magnificent praise poem on Marie LaVeau called Congo Square by renowned women's spirituality author, Luisah Teish! You won't want to miss this one. Did the woman of mystery, Mary Pleasant, meet New Orleans'most famous Voodoo queen, Mam'zelle Marie LaVeau? Did she receive a "Heritage of Power" from her? If so, what was it and what was its source?
Value: Heritage of Power is the first to establish the connection between Pleasant and LaVeau and to reveal the social model forged by Marie LaVeau. It fully demystifies the lives of both women and their religion and explains how Pleasant took what she gained in New Orleans and applied it in California.