Oct. 6, 2021

Wade Owens & Simon Phillips Alabama Slave Narratives: The Federal Writer's Project

"I heered Abraham Lincoln speak once at Chicaumaugee Mountain an' he said 'For people, by people, and through people.' I always 'membered dat. That's what Wade Owens remembered and yet at the time he said this our black ancestors were in the midst of Jim Crow America and the government wasn't the friend of Black America. It was the enemy that governed with an iron leash of injustice. Today, I journey through the recollections of Wade Owens and Simon Phillips.