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SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 3

ByARKANSAS CHAPTER 5

“I seed the Ku Klux. We colored folks had to make it here to Pine Bluff to the county band. If the Rebels kotch you, you was dead. “Oh Lord yes, I voted. I voted the Publican ticket, they called it. You know they had this Australia ballot. You was sposed to go in the caboose and vote. They like to scared me to death one time. I had a description of the man I wanted to vote for in my pocket and I was lookin’ at it so I’d be sure to vote for the right man and they caught me. They said, ‘What you doin’ there? We’re goin’ to turn you over to the sheriff after election!’ They had me scared to death. I hid out for a long time till I seed they wasn’t goin’ to do nothin’. “My wife’s brother was one of the judges of the election. Some of the other colored folks was constables and magistrates—some of em are now—down in the country.

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Oct 1, 2011
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English
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Biographies & Memoirs
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