Slavery in the South
“Knowledge makes aman unfit to be aslave.”-Fredrick Douglass
The existence of slavery had many long-term effects on many generations of African Americans and they Still have. To think about these effects of the present we must journey back through the past.
First, we’ll take a look at some of the harsh conditions slaves lived in. When most slaves were sold to other owners, they usually lost their family, their home, their names, and a great sense of security because most slavs didn’t know what expect from their slave owners. Most slaves where given the bare minimum of everything that is needed to thrive I.e., food, clothing, shelter, and care. Most slaves lived in stick cabins that had dirt floors and rags to cover the windows. The walls were hole-y and would often leak and blow in cold air during the winters. The slaves were given old rags and hand me downs from the white slave Masters family and only had two sets of clothing, One for the winter season and one for summer. The slave mothers would stay up after a long day of work to make better clothing for the family. Most slaves weren't given fish or meat by the slave owners, so they had to tend to small plots of land.