True Stories of American Slavery and Children.
Recollections of American ex-slaves and their memories of childhood under slavery.
"When a young (white) girl was married her parents would always give her a slave. I was given by my master to his daughter, Miss Elizabeth, who married Mr. Blakely. I was just five years old. She moved into a new home at Fayetteville and I was taken along but she soon sent me back home to my master telling him that I was too little and not enough help to her. So I went back to the Parks home and stayed until I was over seven years old. My master made a bill of sale for me to his daughter, in order to keep account of all settlements, so when he died and the estate settled each child would know how he stood. Aunt Adeline, ex-slave, 101 Rock Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Age: 89 at time of interview
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