Posts Tagged ‘slave’

A different sort of hero

This is, I believe, from the WPA. My awe of these ex-slaves is near what I have for Hitler’s concentration camp survivors. May they rest in peace.

WILLIAM BRANCH, born 1850, 322 Utah St., San Antonio, Texas. William kneels at his bedside each evening at five and says his prayers. In this ceremony he spends a half hour or more chanting one Negro spiritual after another. (Texas Slave Narratives 1936-1938)

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Never Forget

These are field slaves ca. 1860. There is nothing romantic or good to be said about forced confinement and labor. The Golden Rule applies. Would you like to take their place?

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