Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ex-Slave Hannah Crasson's Christmas Memories

Hannah Crasson was born a slave on John William Walton's plantation 4 miles from Garner and 13 miles from Raleigh, in Wake County, North Carolina:

"Dey gave us Christmas and other holidays. Den dey, de men, would go to see dere wives. Some of the men's wives belong to other masters on other plantations. We had corn shuckin's at night, and candy pullin's. Sometimes we had quiltings and dances."

Photos & quotes of former slaves used in these blog posts come from the Slave Narratives.