Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ex-slave Alice Houston, about 78, Remembers learning to read in 19C America

Alice recalled, "My white folks, dey tries to teach us to read and spell and write some and after ole marster move into town he lets us go to a real school. That's how come I can read so many docto' books you see."

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