Julia Crenshaw





N. C. District: No. 2 [320169]

Worker: Mary A. Hicks

No. Words: 130

Subject: EX-SLAVE STORY

Story Teller: Julia Crenshaw

Editor: Daisy Bailey Waitt



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EX-SLAVE STORY



As Julia Crenshaw recalled her mother's story.





My mammy wuz named Jane an' my pappy wuz named Richard. Dey belonged

ter Lawyer R. J. Lewis in Raleigh, dar whar Peace Institute am ter day.

Mammy said dat de white folkses wuz good ter dem an' gib 'em good food

an' clothes. She wuz de cook, an' fer thirty years atter de war she

cooked at Peace.



Before de Yankees come Mr. Lewis said, dat he dreamed dat de yard wuz

full uv dem an' he wuz deef. When dey comed he played deef so dat he

won't have ter talk ter 'em. Him he am dat proud.



Mammy said dat she ain't cared 'bout been' free case she had a good

home, but atter all slavery wusn't de thing fer America.





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