“We niggers have worked mighty hard since we was sot free an’ made mighty   leetle money. You’se white folks worry ’bout makin’ money an’ havin’   everything fine, but we niggers was larn’t in slab’ry times not to worry an’   we don’t. We never had much an’ we never ‘zackly ‘spected much. Jes so we lib   today, dat is all we keer ’bout, but you can’t sleep iffen you got no bread in   de house for tomorrow. Dat is what slab’ry larn’t us.”



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