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In the Will, Alfred and Esther

Tracing enslaved ancestors can bring up difficult emotions. This is primary, personal history. Most U.S. citizens would prefer to deny or at least distance themselves from the reality of slavery. 695 more words


Last Slave

She deserves to be remembered. Annie Battle was the last person born into slavery in my paternal family. She was my great-great-grandmother. I do not know if any photographs were ever taken of Annie. 809 more words