Saturday, June 8, 2019

Ex-slave Julia Williams Wadsworth Remembers the day she was freed in 19C America

Julia declared, "On de plantation where I work day had a great big horn blow every mornin to get de slaves up to de field, I allus get up soon after it blew, most allways, but this mornin dey blew de horn a long time an I says, 'What foh dey blow dat horn so long?' en den de mustah say, 'You all is free'. Den he says ter me, 'What you all goin to do now', and I says, 'I'm goin to fine my mother."

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