Thursday, April 22, 2010

There Was Never Any Pay-day For the Negroes

What one former slave said in response to his former master's request that he returned to work, after the civil war -- dated August 7, 1865.

in reference to:

"Here I draw my wages every Saturday night, but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the Negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire."
- "There Was Never Any Pay-day For the Negroes": Jourdon Anderson Demands Wages (view on Google Sidewiki)

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