Song of Freedom from an Ex-Slave

I just posted “Mamy don’t yo’ cook no mo'” from the Work Projects Administration’s Slave Narratives.

For that project, the government sent out interviewers to talk with and write down the memories of ex-slaves, many of whom were still alive. Thanks to this, today we can read about their lives in their own words.

“Mamy don’t yo’ cook no mo'” is a song of joy that was sung when the South surrendered and the ex-slaves learned that they were free. If you’d like to read it, click here.

I’ve written about this before here.

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