Aug. 22, 2021

Louis Napoleon: Age 79 : Florida Slave Narratives: The Federal Writer's Project

The journey continues through the recollections of our formerly enslaved ancestors. Today, we read and learn about Louis Napoleon who was born into slavery in 1857. As I journeyed through these recollections Louis Napoleon's recollections mirror many of our ancestors who through mental brainwashing saw enslavement not as a horrid condition but as one that had some redemptive factors. However, the reality was that those who thought like that didn't have control of their own bodies or mental senses. They were owned by the plantation owners who purchased them and breed them as they would cattle.