Thursday, June 4, 2015
Freeborn Slave: Diary of a Black Man in the South, by Jasper Rastus Nall
Read and reviewed in October, 2004
According to the blurb, this is from a series of dictated memoirs transcribed by Mr. Nall's daughter in 1936. "Freeborn Slave is both a fascinating read and a living profile in African American history."
It was very interesting book, and a fast read. Mr. Nall led a hard and often painful life, but he made the most of every opportunity, and did not hold grudges against those who had done him wrong.
I have sent the book to my son to read and donate to the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, AL, USA.