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Re: Civil War Slave Compensation Claims

I found a CD once, about the moneys 'slaves' filed for and tried to get compensated. Now this may not be the same thing here, but to read where the store owners they owed, the sharecrop owners they worked for, xslaveholders, even supposedly 'white friends', filed for moneys for them and kept it really made me angry. Because these black people, who were not allowed to read or write, had this done to them by many who some trusted, who actually depended on x-slaves to still work for slave 'nothings', there was always some kind of way x slaves either got $1 or 2, or was just told their claims were denied. There was a commision set up, supposedly to investigate, but we all know where that ended. I gave the CD to Edgefield SC Genealogy society because I just could not stomach reading too much more. I find these CD's and other books about slavery discounted at a lot of Genealogy Workshops. I enjoy taking the unsellable items off of theirs hands for little or nothing ;) .
So much was taken from the slave during slavery and after. There is no reason for our children not to learn to read, write and understand what they now sign. We all must make sure they learn if not for themselves for us. You can't always get 'do overs'. >(
Sorry if my writings are so angry sounding, but sometimes you just can't be thick skinned when you read about injustice.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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