Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves

Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves
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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves by Work Projects Administration

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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves
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dat's why niggers don't like cornbread today; dey got a dislike for dat bread from back folks. On Sunday we had biscuits, and sometimes a little extra food, which ole Mistess would send out to Mother for us.

Fer as I think, if slavery had lasted, it would have been pretty tough. As it was, some fared good, while others fared common. You know, slaves who were beat an' treated bad; some of dem had started gittin' together an' killin' de white folks when dey carried dem out to de field to work. God is punishin' some of dem ol' suckers an' their chillun right now fer de way dey use to treat us poor colored fo'ks.

I think by Negro gittin' educated he has profited, an' dis here younger generation is gwine to take nothin' off dese here poor white folks when dey don't treat dem right, cause now dis country is a free country; no slavery now.

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Interview of Mrs. Minnie Fulkes 459 E. Byrne Street--Petersburg, Virginia By--Susie [SP: Susue] Byrd March 5, 1937

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