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In their Own Voices: Ex Slaves speak out against slavery

The full title of Octavia Albert's narrative tell a story in itself:  The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other slaves, Original and life like, As they Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City slave life; Together with Pen-Pictures  of The Peculiar...

The Meaning of Freedom on New Year’s Day

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As it is New Year’s Day, I have been thinking about what that day meant for over four million slaves one hundred and fifty five years ago.  In a word, it meant freedom—long fought for, long prayed for freedom.  See below an excerpt from The Weeping...

Year in Review: Miracles Do Happen

The end of year brings with it a lot of reflection.   Thanksgiving has passed but I am still feeling very thankful.  This was a year that was promised but yet elusive for such a long time.  The long journey to the publication of my book, The Weeping Time: Memory and...

Voting rights still need to be protected

President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 If you have seen the movie Selma, you will be reminded that the securing of voting rights for African Americans is still something relatively new.  Though Congress passed the 15th Amendment as long ago as 1870...

Find Anne C. Bailey's non-fiction book : The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History on Amazon.

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