Through the lens of Freedman (freedpeople) (SAFETY: (told to get off slave…
Through the lens of Freedman (freedpeople)
do I stay put?
told to get off slave-owner's land. where do I go?
should I go south to Mexico?
how far is the North on foot?
I had a house, but they burned it to the ground. Now what?
I had a piece of land, but them people told me to sell it to them and GET OUT of town or they'll hang me. Now what?
where is food coming from?
what if they were sold?
how do I know they are still alive?
I cannot read. I cannot afford a newspaper.
how do I contact my family?
how can I travel so far to reach them?
do I get paid for the free labor I did?
I got paid for my war service, but can I buy land?
No one will give me a job. But the newspapers call us lazy -- says we're taking people's money!
master says he cannot afford to employ me.
it's time to vote, but I can't read.
I'm old. Who's going to teach me to read and write? I don't have time to LEARN; I need to earn money.
what kind of job can I do if I can't read or write?
how much is a piece of land?