Aug. 20, 2021

Samuel Simeon Andrews: Enslaved Who Persevered So That We Could Live

This week's enslaved ancestor's recollection comes directly from the Federal Writer's Project, Florida Slave Narratives, the year 1936, the formerly enslaved ancestor is Samuel Simeon Andrews who at the time of this interview was employed at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. This remarkable recantation of his experiences in slavery unveils a proud black man who fought against remarkable odds to live out his life as both slave and free. I continue my personal journey as The Blackman Who Reads Aloud revealing the history of our peoples who persevered so that I, we and you could live.