The Testimonies of Slaves

Me and my oldest sister was born in Atlanta. Then freedom come on. My own papa wanted mama to follow him to Mississippi. He had a wife there. She wouldn't go. She stayed on a while with Mr. Acy and Miss Jennie. They come from Virginia.

Author: Work Projects Administration

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Social Science

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously collection of hundreds of life stories, recorded interviews and incredible vivid testimonies of former slaves from the American southern states, including photos of the people being interviewed and their extraordinary narratives. After the end of Civil War in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. There were several efforts to record the remembrances of the former slaves. The Federal Writers' Project was one such project by the United States federal government to support writers during the Great Depression by asking them to interview and record the myriad stories and experiences of slavery of former slaves. The resulting collection preserved hundreds of life stories from 17 U.S. states that would otherwise have been lost in din of modernity and America's eagerness to deliberately forget the blot on its recent past. Contents: Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Indiana Kansas Kentucky Maryland Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia

Contested Elections in the Ferst Second Third Fourth and Fiftn Districts of the State of Mississippi

On my right is Mrs. Wheadon from Columbus , Miss . , the First Congressional District . Then Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer , from the Second Congressional District , Mississippi . On my immediate left is Mrs. Victoria Gray from Hattiesburg ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. House Administration




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Congressional Record

This Benjamin Smith , like Mrs. Miller , whose maiden name was photostat of which I hold in my hand , Victor ... Mississippi to participate in the inva of civil rights , neither begins nor ends Meanwhile , the Communist Worker is sion ...

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Heritage and Hate

Those of us who have loved this university for a long time use these terms Ole Miss and University of Mississippi ... I b'long'd to de Turners; my Ole Marster was named Bill an' my Ole Mistus was named, Florena; she was a Rankin an' dey ...

Author: Stephen M. Monroe

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817320938

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How southern universities presently contend with an inherited panoply of words and symbols that embody and perpetuate Old South traditions In Heritage and Hate: Old South Rhetoric at Southern Universities, Stephen M. Monroe presents the US South as a pulsating rhetorical landscape, a place where words and symbols rooted in a deeply problematic past litter the ground and contaminate the soil. This provocative text focuses on predominantly white southern universities where Old South rhetoric still reverberates, empowering rebel flags to stifle racial harmony, school cheers to reinforce racial barriers, and student yearbooks to create and protect an oppressive culture of exclusion. Across the region, in college towns like Oxford, Mississippi, Athens, Georgia, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, communities remain locked in a difficult, recursive, and inherently rhetorical struggle wrestling with this troubling legacy. Words, images, and symbols are not merely passive artifacts of southern history, Monroe argues, but formative agents that influence human behavior and shape historical events. Drawing on research from many disciplines, including rhetoric, southern studies, history, sociology, and African American studies, Monroe develops the concept of confederate rhetoric: the collection of Old South words and symbols that have been and remain central to the identity conflicts of the South. He charts examples of such rhetoric at work in southern universities from Reconstruction to the present day. Tracing the long life and legacy of Old South words and symbols at southern universities, this book provides close and nuanced analysis of the rhetorical conflicts that have resulted at places like the University of Mississippi and the University of Missouri. Some conflicts erupted during the civil rights movement, when the first African American students pushed their way into all-white southern universities and colleges, and others are brewing now, as African Americans (and their progressive white peers) begin to cement genuine agency and voice in these communities. Tensions have been, and remain, high. Remnants of the old majority continue to recruit modern adherents. The white majority may be in decline by many measures, but it is also powerful and resilient, still standing guard in defense of Old South traditions. Ultimately, Monroe offers hope and optimism, contending that if words and symbols can be used to damage and divide, then words and symbols can also be used to heal and unify. Racist rhetoric can be replaced by antiracist rhetoric. The old South can become new. While resisting na ve or facile arguments, Heritage and Hate ultimately finds the promise of progress within the tremendous power of language.

Veterans Education and Training Program in Private Schools

( The statement referred to is as follows :) STATEMENT OF W. D. GARDNER , PRESIDENT OF MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF TRADE SCHOOLS ... My name is W. D. Gardner , 36 years of age , and now residing at Greenville , Washington County , Miss .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee




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The Washingtons Volume 1

What happened next is described in a brief account that W. H. Beazley composed after the war: On my way back to Texas, arriving at Jackson, Miss., I found the Mississippi River in the hands of the Yankees, and as I could not cross it ...

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 194066926X

Category: Reference

Page: 726

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This is the initial volume of a comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume one begins with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. This volume continues the story of John and Anne’s family for a total of seven generations, collecting over 5,000 direct descendants. Future volumes will trace eight more generations with a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. The Washingtons includes the time-honored John Wright line which in recent years has been challenged largely on the basis of DNA evidence. Volumes one and two will form a set, with a cumulative bibliography appearing at the end of volume 2. Volume two will highlight the most notable descendants and spouses from the later volumes, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. All of the volumes, now estimated at fourteen in all, are virtually complete and are scheduled for release over the course of the next year.

Southern Discomfort

The 1971 Mississippi Junior Miss Pageant was my last. For the talent portion I played the drums. From that first moment when I put drumsticks to drum at the music store in Laurel, I had been obsessed with the drums and dreamed of one ...

Author: Tena Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501167960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For fans of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a “raw and deeply honest” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) true story set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her. In her memoir that is a “story of love and fury” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger), Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Tena Clark recounts her chaotic childhood in a time fraught with racial and social tension. Tena was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car—a royal blue Camaro—at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena’s family life was deeply lonely and dysfunctional. By the time she was three, her parents’ marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn’t want to be a majorette—she wanted to marry one. On Tena’s tenth birthday, her mother, emboldened by alcoholism and enraged by her husband’s incessant cheating, walked out for good, instantly becoming an outcast in their society. Tena was left in the care of her nanny, Virgie, even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family’s plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie’s acceptance and unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother’s love, and the strength to be her true self. Combining the spirit of brave coming-of-age memoirs such as The Glass Castle and vivid, evocative Southern fiction like To Kill a Mockingbird, Southern Discomfort is “an unforgettable southern story… [that] sings brightly to the incredible strength of family ties and the great power of love” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and is destined to become a new classic.

The Century Dictionary

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Author: William Dwight Whitney



Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office



Category: Music


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United States Congressional Serial Set

Mr. L. S. Crozier , of Corinth , Miss . , the representative of the Mississippi and Louisiana Silk Association , reports as follows : “ In 1882 , when I moved to Corinth , Miss . , from Louisiana , my correspondents ju Mississippi only ...






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