Annie Beck





Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson

Person interviewed: Annie Beck, West Memphis, Arkansas

Age: 50





"I was born in Mississippi. Mama was born in Alabama and sold to

Holcomb, Mississippi. Her owner was Master Beard. She was a field woman.

They took her in a stage-coach. Their owner wanted to keep it a secret

about freedom. But he had a brother that fussed with him all the time

and he told the slaves they was all free. Mama said they was pretty good

always to her for it to be slavery, but papa said his owners wasn't so

good to him. He was sold in Richmond, Virginia to Master Thomas at

Grenada, Mississippi. He was a plain farming man."





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