3 Replies to “The Weeping Time – Fanny Kemble’s Experiences on a Georgia Plantation in the 1830s”

  1. I read this last week.It is a period of history which I would rather forget though I am not a born and bred Southerner. We need to spread the word throughout the world: People are not property.
    Young people barely study this in school. Old people try to tell one that it was different in their family because their ancestors treated the slaves humanely.
    When I moved to GA wenI was twelve, slvwery was long over, of course. However, I had to walk past a Negro school on my way to the white school I attended. Many of the students at the Negro school had no shoes, or carried their shoes to school to keep them nice for the teacher. There wasn’t that much difference in the schools, though, both were wooden with small stoves in the back for the cold days of winter. We were fortunate to have books. I am not so certain that the Negroes did. Separate water fountains, separate entrances to theatres, separate restrooms, hotels . 100 years after the emancipation of the slaves , people were still trying to deny that Negroes were people.
    The crying time lasted for more than a 150 years from Fanny’s visit.

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