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Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Annie L. Burton

Narrated By: Michele Fry

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 40 minutes


This is a short and simple, yet poignant autobiography of Annie Burton, who recounts her early carefree childhood as a slave on a southern plantation while the Civil War raged around her, and after the Emancipation Proclamation, how her life changed as she struggled to maintain herself and family, manage her finances, and develop as a free person of color. The last half of the narrative relies heavily upon speeches, poems, and hymns written by others that stirred Annie's religious passions and increased her pride in her heritage, including a very powerful speech by Dr. P. Thomas Stanford, "The Race Question in America", which no doubt gave Annie some historical perspective, boosted her pride, and offered much food for thought to her readers upon that important subject. (Summary by Michele Fry)


  • Patricia B.

    This was very educational and its narrator was clear and concise. This is no longer spoke of in schools which is a great loss to future students, be they of any color.

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