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The Library of Congress has a whole section of audio online from former slaves. In the 30's as a lot of them started to die off, or getting close, the government started hiring people to interview them. The audio recording are fascinating and certainly worth taking the time to listen to. 
8/28/19 8:18 PM
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Pretty bizarre to hear it from the slaves themselves. 

What a fuckin’ world....

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8/28/19 8:23 PM
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These are great. A few months ago I stumbled on a recording of a civil war soldier and it was pretty fucking fascinating listenng to him talk about the war.  

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Dirtywhiteboy -

These are great. A few months ago I stumbled on a recording of a civil war soldier and it was pretty fucking fascinating listenng to him talk about the war.  

Did it happen to be the Confederate soldier talking about States Rights  ?

8/28/19 8:46 PM
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Fountain Hughes's family lineage says when his(Fountain Hughes) grandad died, he was a house slave for president Thomas Jefferson.

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Go to Africa and speak to modern day slaves.

8/28/19 8:47 PM
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Amazing 

8/28/19 8:55 PM
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Bukabuki -

Go to Africa and speak to modern day slaves.

Lol Why should we ignore history? 

 

You seem like a dedicated whataboutist

8/28/19 8:58 PM
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Dirtywhiteboy -

These are great. A few months ago I stumbled on a recording of a civil war soldier and it was pretty fucking fascinating listenng to him talk about the war.  

Did it happen to be the Confederate soldier talking about States Rights  ?

 

I believe so,  really the only specific thing I remember is him talking about being captured and doing time in the prison in Md.  and seeing Lincoln iirc.

 

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When you do the math you realize this shit wasn’t that long ago. 

When you consider how relatively recent this all was it starts to clarify why some things are the way they are today...

8/28/19 9:02 PM
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Got to love how this interview starts...

”How old are you?”

”I don’t know”

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Bukabuki -

Go to Africa and speak to modern day slaves.

Or, I can sit here at my desk and hit the fucking play button.

8/28/19 9:20 PM
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Wow, very cool 

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Bukabuki -

Go to Africa and speak to modern day slaves.

Lol Why should we ignore history? 

 

You seem like a dedicated whataboutist

Yeah, I almost forgot about slavery until this thread.  Totally ignored subject...

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Imagine being a black man who could never even pick up a book. Suddenly you are free, but you’re uneducated and nobody will hire you for any good jobs because you’re black. And it’s near impossible to get an education.

And then you have white people chastising you to pick yourself up from your bootstraps and do something with your life. 

Unreal, the psychopathy that runs rampant in some people, so deep that they cannot see the deep scars their ancestors caused over generations. 

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8/28/19 9:55 PM
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 Fountain Hughes said his Grandfather belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Something about that sentence just speaks to me differently than everything else. It's that word "belonged". The way he says it with such a tone of commonality is so disturbing. It's hard to imagine today but that was life for him. Wow....