Poem: Reality of Slavery

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Poem: Reality of Slavery
Witness Stones Project ’23

By Ava Rose & Cosma Gregg ’25

You want to know what they did in slavery?…what they do now. 

In 1860 there were 384,884 

slave owners in the south

They Whipped my father 

A Negro has got no name 

cause he looked at a slave they killed and cried

Always uneasy


Collar with bells

Some would rather be killed

Some preferred to kill themselves if they were faced with the possibility of being captured

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