Perspective: After the Civil War

marianne2Comments from Marianne Neba: At Jefferson Davis’s house we heard after the Civil War the slaves wanted to stay with Jefferson Davis because they loved him so much. From Dr. Tuuri we heard a perspective about why some slaves stayed with their masters. After slavery, most slaves became sharecroppers because they couldn’t buy land and they didn’t know how to start over on their own. As sharecroppers, they were exploited so weren’t really free. Meeting Flonzie Brown Wright and Hollis Watkins made me appreciate the opportunities I have as an African woman in the United States.

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