People were lynched, I was thirteen years old when I saw my first lynching.” If you tried to get away, them people would come and get you,” he said. They made my uncle dig his own grave and then they shot him. They were some people in Mississippi. They didn’t put on KKK hoods they would just come to the house and take you out and kill you. We never came out, at the end of the year they told us we didn’t make good. If they gave us five dollars, it could have taken five years to work it off.
Archives for November 2017
Arthur G. Dozier Reform School for Boys
CBS Sunday Morning News with Pastor Johnny Lee Gaddy –https://cbsn.ws/2LmyZH4
Black News – Black Children Feed to Hogs – https://bit.ly/2XGUZDb
WUSF News – Bill Pass 1st Senate – https://bit.ly/2ScMUjG
Dallas Examiner – Black and White Men Seek Compensation – https://bit.ly/2XXRMP2
Black Business Review – Boys Used as Modern Day Slaves – https://bit.ly/30Ai9Ie
The Weekly Challenger – Murders And Forced Labor at Dozier School – https://bit.ly/2NRfxEu
MI Chronicle Online – Bodies to be Exhumed at Dozier – https://bit.ly/2JxeTrs
I went to Progress, Mississippi every summer to plant and pick cotton and other produce on the place with my grandfather.Every year he was told that he didn’t make out. That was a sad day at the house for us. My grandfather was up in age where he couldn’t walk and he would be on his hands and knees crawling in the fields trying to work on the farm. He and my grandmother never made good on their crops. They always fell behind and they could leave the place.
Vice – Modern Day Plantation Life in the 1960s – https://bit.ly/2oLk64j
The Selma Times Journal – Mae Louise Wall Miller – https://bit.ly/30xWcty
People Magazine – Mae Louise Wall Miller – https://bit.ly/2NTIccb
The Root – The Arthur Wall Story – https://bit.ly/2JFk2g9
The Daily Press – Woman to Discuss Her Time Being Enslaved –https://bit.ly/2Shf5xP