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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Former Slave: 1941

Former Slave: 1941

May 1941. "Mulatto ex-slave in her house near Greensboro, Alabama." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Listening to her stories would be so heart-wrenching yet so remarkable! And she probably had plenty to tell. The lines on her face, though, already tell a story of their very own. Those quilts in the background are fantastic, and I'd bet my eyeteeth that she made every stitch herself!

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