Pro-Slavery Slaves

Pro-Slavery Slaves

Pro-slavery testimonials by slaves and former slaves

(Clicking covers will redirect to the full book)

“Slavery Days Better for Negroes”
– Former Slave Annette Harris, 8/10/1913

A Negro That Prefers Slavery
– Henry Strother, 5/24/1908

Interview with Former Slave Silvia Witherspoon, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Theodore Stewart, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Maugan Shepherd, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Hattie Anne Nettles, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Allen Sims, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Sally Murphy, 1937

Interview with Unknown Former Slave, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Tildy Collins, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Emma Jones, 1937

Interview with Former Slave Cull Taylor, 1937

On Being Brought from Africa to America
– Phillis Wheatley, 1773

‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
“Their colour is a diabolic die.”
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.

Slavery and abolitionism:
as viewed by a Georgia slave
– Harrison Berry, 1861

“I know it has proven more a blessing than a curse because
through slavery the negro got his knowledge of agriculture,
the leading occupation of the world upon which all others
depend. Slavery did not only make the negro a agriculturist,
the occupation for which he was born, but it gives us access
to the intelligence of the world. It was advantageous to our
fathers because it taught them how to do things for themselves
and unborn generations. Let the young negro thank God for
the past days of slavery without which be would have been
left In heathenism and would be going backwards Instead
of forward and Africa would have never been redeemed.”
– G.W. Williams

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