Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Regulars: "I would rather stay here and starve--

and die, if it come to that--than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters."

He [Brother Jordan Anderson] asks if there are schools now for blacks. "The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits," he writes.

Then he signs off with a swift, unforgettable kick.

"Say howdy to George Carter," he says, "and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me."

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: How did ex-slave's letter to master come to be?


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