The Northern Times
A Slave's Journal
My name is Ben. Ben the slave. Today was sad for me. I was torn apart from my family at a slave auction. I was sold to an old fat man. As I was being sold off I could hear my mother crying. There were sorrowful wails of slaves being whipped. People were yelling at the sIaves telling them to run, jump,and show off there abilities. The new master's name is Master Grip. It is currently 9:00. Tomorrow I will see how nice of a master my new master is.
The next day the slave was whipped to death.
An Interveiw Fredrick Douglass
Q: Do you think it was right to run away from your plantation?
A: Yes,I do.
Q: Do you think you impacted other slave's lives?
A: Yes, I think i did.
A: I think I impacted other slave's lives by basically saying we can fight back to our masters.
Q: Did you ever meet your parents?
A: My mother
Q: What did she look like?
A: She had dark, chestnut brown skin and a warm smile.
Q: Do you think your mother would be proud of you?
A: Yes I do.
Q: Have you ever met your father?
Q: What do you picture him to look like?
A: Like my mother.
Q: What was it like on the plantation?
A: I worked planting tobacco, or cotton, pulling weeds and being told what to do.
Biography of an Harriet BeEcher Stowe
Dear Mother, December 15, 1862
The battle was a tragic confederate rebel victory. First we had to cross a river, but the rebel scum burned down the bridges! We finally crossed the river a day later and attacked. We lost. they ad 72,000 casualties and we had nearly twice as many as them. I am lucky to survive.
Your son, Ethan.