Slave Narrative of Josephine Ames

Interviewer: Parnella Anderson Subject: Early Days in Caledonia—Early days in El Dorado Ah wuz bo’n de first year niggers wuz free. Wuz born in Caledonia at de Primm place. Mah ma belonged tuh George Thompson. After mah ma died ah stayed wid de Wommacks, a while. Aftuh dat mah pa taken me home. Pa’s name …

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