Slavery

Slave Narrative of Marie Sutton Clements, pt.2

Interviewer Miss Irene RobertsonPerson interviewed Maria Sutton Clements of De Valls Bluff, Ark.Age: Between 85 and 90 “Miss, I don’t know a whole heap bout Mr. Wimbeish. I don’t know no other name that what they all call him. Some I heard say it like Wimbush. He was a great big man, big in here …

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Slave Narrative of Maria Sutton Clements, pt. 3

Interviewer Miss Irene RobertsonPerson interviewed Maria Sutton Clements of De Valls Bluff, Ark.Age: [not listed] “Missus, I thought if I’d see you agin I’d tell you this song” ‘Jeff Davis is PresidentAbe Lincoln is a foolCome here, see Jeff ride the gray horseAnd Abe Lincoln the mule.’ “They sung all sich songs during’ of the …

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Slave Narrative of Maria S. Clemments – pt. 1

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson PersonPerson Interviewed: Maria Sutton ClemmentsLocation: DeValls Bluff, Ark.Age: Between 85 and 90 yearsOccupation: Cook I don’t know jes how old I is. Yes mum I show do member the war jes lack as if it was yesterday. I was born in Lincoln County, Georgia. My old mistress was named Frances Sutton. She was a real …

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Jackson, Sallie

Sallie Jackson, aged 88 years, a well-known colored woman, died at the home of her grandson-in-law, Robert Walk, in this city, Tuesday, her death being due principally to the infirmities of old age, and was buried in the Tipton graveyard Wednesday. “Aunt Sallie”, as she was affectionately called by her white friends, was a slave …

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