My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk about Slavery : Personal Accounts of Slavery in North Carolina
by Belinda Hurmence


Overview - The first title in the Real Voices, Real History Series,™ My Folks Don’t Want Me to Talk About Slavery includes twenty-one narratives from former slaves in North Carolina. Editor Belinda Hurmence took the title of the book from an interview conducted with Sarah Debro, who stated, “My folks don’t want me to talk about slavery.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The first title in the Real Voices, Real History Series,™ My Folks Don’t Want Me to Talk About Slavery includes twenty-one narratives from former slaves in North Carolina. Editor Belinda Hurmence took the title of the book from an interview conducted with Sarah Debro, who stated, “My folks don’t want me to talk about slavery. They’s shame niggers ever was slaves.” Many people seemingly share Sarah’s family’s sentiments, explaining that people today aren’t to blame for slavery and asking why there is so much focus on it. Hurmence’s answer is simple: to deny slavery is to deny the slave and therein that slave’s humanity. Giving voice to these former slaves while reminding present generations of the atrocities of slavery also gives the former slaves something they may have never had before—an identity. Quantifying their sorrows and their experiences through these narratives, former slaves like Sarah can find the voice that was denied to them for so many years.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780895870391
  • ISBN-10: 0895870398
  • Publisher: Blair
  • Publish Date: August 1984
  • Page Count: 103
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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