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Christmas Escapes

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On December 25, 2021
Good piece on how slaves used Christmas as a chance to escape to freedom: It was the night before Christmas, and as Jarm would remember it later, “though cold, it was as clear and beautiful as Tennessee sky could make it.” He stood outside the slave cabin with his enslaver’s horse, a stolen saddle full […]
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On August 18, 1823, slaves in what is today Guyana rose up in what became known as the Demerara Rebellion. This was brutally suppressed by the English colonialists, but also played a critical role in building abolitionist support in Britain, paving the way for emancipation less than a decade later. Slaves hated their condition. So […]

Slave Graves

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On July 8, 2021

I’ve been trying to write and overall busy with other things, so I haven’t had time for a grave post in the last couple of days. For those of you though who look to this site for all thing

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