Home

We didn’t have no colored churches on the place. We went to the white folks   Baptist Church. All that preachers teaching to us was, when you serve your   master, you is serving God. They didn’t allow us to hold no services of our   own. We did hold them anyway. We would turn all the pots over so we wouldn’t   be heared. When pots is turned over in a house they catch all the echo and not   a sound can be heard outside. Old Miss taught us Bible every Sunday. I never   tended a real service where they had singing and praying and moaners’ bench   all such as that till I was grown. We didn’t have no teachers to learn us to   read and write but I sure did learn to read the Bible, how I don’t know, but I   could read it today or some parts of it, if it wasn’t my eyes is too bad for   me to see with.

http://msgw.org/slaves/jones-julius-xslave.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s