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Alex Haley's original research materials and working drafts for Roots on African Americans Post Civil War. This material focuses on how the Slaves were told they were Free!
"Marse say, "I got something to tell you. You is jes free as I is. You don't belong to nobody but yourselves''"
Alex Haley, Civil War, Post Civil War, Roots, African American Authors, Slavery, Reconstruction, freedom, plantation life, plantations, southern plantations
Hoffman Family Library, Alex Haley Collection., ""'Freedom!' - How They Were Told They Were Free"" (1970). Post–Civil War Materials. Book 6.