Monday, April 19, 2010


Searching for an explanation of the term "Negro Night" (used by Sam Francis to mock the organizers of the 2004 Democratic Convention), I found this transcription of a former slave's account of her life. Deeply humbling, and moving. Many more "slave narratives" here.

Later: Here's one from Frances Banks, whose grandfather, Wallis Willis, composed "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."