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It said that a person could be accused of being a fugitive slave and that person would have no right of self-defense. Her husband had been sold.

Then did the idea begin to break upon my mind, at first dim and confused, that I had been kidnapped. At eleven-years-old he was bought in Virginia for dollars. Morgan Freeman, Narrator: Having made their fortunes in the Deep South, planters turned their attention to gaining political power, becoming Governors, Congressmen, Senators, and Presidents. We always returned home from the performance of these services with money in our pockets; so that, with fiddling, cooking, and farming, we soon found ourselves in the possession of abundance, and, in fact, leading a happy and prosperous life. Nell Irvin Painter: This is just, it's disgusting, it's obscene is what it is. I was too ignorant, perhaps too independent, to conceive how any one could be content to live in the abject condition of a slave. He remonstrated with me against the propriety of asserting my freedom. Norcom joined the Episcopal church, I was much surprised. Jacob Brooks. As yet, I had seen nothing of the circus. Her husband had been sold. Finally, her young mistress, who had always remained with her mother at the homestead, married a Mr. I felt there was no trust or mercy in unfeeling man; and commending myself to the God of the oppressed, bowed my head upon my fettered hands, and wept most bitterly.

He brought with him Mintus Northup, my father. Jean Fagan Yellin: If you take a very large library table and get under the library table that's the kind of space that you're talking about.

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I sat in the corner, cherishing in my heart the hope, not yet extinct, of some day meeting the tyrant on the soil of my native State. When Wells learned that Terrell had agreed to exclude Wells, she called it "a staggering blow.

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Page 23 Having hired several efficient hands to assist me, I entered into contracts for the transportation of large rafts of timber from Lake Champlain to Troy. She had sharp and spiteful eyes, and continually gave utterance to the language of hatred and revenge.

They lobbied with their masters. In a forty-eight-hour period they killed fifty-seven whites, including women and children. I repeated to him the particulars of my unhappy story, but he could only give me the consolation of his sympathy. They moreover informed me that it had been the intention of the circus company to leave Washington the next morning, but that on account of the funeral, they had concluded to remain another day. At nineteen, she gave birth to another child by Sawyer -- a daughter. Jim Horton: And so you know after Nat Turner's rebellion lots of slaves who had nothing at all to do with the rebellion suffered sometimes were killed. During her summer vacations she attended summer sessions at Fisk University , a historically black college in Nashville.

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