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Tribute to Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad

Tribute to Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad From Tennessee Virginia Mississippi Kansas Wisconsin To free states in the north and Canada I grieved upon the grave of the slave Tears circling the tomb Securing his name For their bloodshed From whips and blows By the masters and relatives On the countryside Down south Oral histories and tradition passed down Children An investment Field hands Skilled labor Textile production Seamstresses clothed the slaves A hovering over of threat of violence And a whipping Secret prayer meetings held on the plantation The Underground Railroad Station masters housed runaway slaves in logged cabins Conductors run the wagon $50 reward for their capture Images of faces with no names Abolitionists regarded as extremists A threat to the order of the day Negroes fought in the Civil War Share cropping And Jim Crow Then migration to city ghettos or slums Marckincia Jean Narrative 09/26/19

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