Lets be clear. There is no such person as a slave, ex-slave, or children of slaves. We were ENSLAVED. There is a great difference. Referring to our ancestors as slaves implies that this was something that they simply were. Enslavement is imposed. SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (14)...group of cotton pickers in Florida.
First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,