The “N-Word” and What It Meant To Our #Ancestors

JP LOGAN The N-Word

Those whom the law defined as property recounted various unique human experiences — their daily horrors and monotonies, how they freed themselves or learned of their emancipation, the surge of exhilaration upon securing freedom, and how they endured life on the edges of a white supremacist society in the decades thereafter. “If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it” As I pored over the narratives, I was struck less by their experiences, as heartrending as they were, than by how their experiences sculpted…

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Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas

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Dear Harriet: I am glad to know that the story of your eventful life has been written by a kind lady and that the same is soon to be published. You ask for what you do not need when you call upon me for a word of commendation. I need such words from you far more than you can need them from me, especially where your superior labors and devotion to the cause of the lately enslaved of our land are known as I know them. The difference between us…

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