Slavery As We've Heard It
August 17, 2005 8:46 PM Subscribe
"In slavery times the negroes were sold to the white people."
In their simple and plain language, elementary school students describe the horrors of slavery as related by their grandparents. The Greensboro Historical Museum has an online exhibit
of the interviews. Another quote
: "He said that the white men would whip them and sometimes hung men and women when they were mad with them or if the slaves tried to run away." The handwriting is kind of hard to read on some of these, but worth it.
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