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Slave Narrative of Allen V. Manning

Person Interviewed: Allen V. Manning Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Clarke County Mississippi Date of Birth: 1850 Age: 87 Occupation: Sells Milk I always been somewhar in the South, mostly in Texas when I was a young man, and of course us Negroes never got much of a show in court matters, but I reckon if I had of had the chance to set on a jury I would of made a mighty poor out at it. No sir. I jest can’t set in judgement on nobody, ’cause I learned when I was jest a little boy that good people and bad people, makes no difference which, jest keep on living and doing like they been taught, and I jest can’t seen to blame them none for what they do iffen they been taught that way. I was born in slavery, and I belonged to a Baptist preacher. Until I was fifteen years old I was taught that I was his own chattel-property, and he could do with me like he wanted to, but he had been taught that way too, and we both believed it. I never did hold nothing against him for being hard on Negroes sometimes, and I don’t think I ever would of had any trouble even if I had of growed up and died in slavery. The young Negroes don’t know nothing ’bout that today, and lots of them are rising up and amounting to something, and all us Negroes is proud of them. You see, it’s because they been taught that they got as good a show to be something as anybody,...

Rollins, Ara – Obituary

Formerly of Union and Cove 1906-2001 Ara Lee Rollins, 94, of High Point, N.C., and formerly of Union and Cove, died May 9 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Schlessman of the First Christian Church officiating. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Mrs. Rollins was born Sept. 12, 1906, to Jacob Lanier and Alice Doyle Lanius in Gatesville, Texas. She graduated from Union High School in 1926, and on Nov. 14, 1927, she married Oscar G. Rollins in Union. They both worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Umatilla District and then moved to Cove, where they lived on Antles Lane for over 50 years. She was active in 4-H, PTA, Eastern Star and the Cove Sportsman’s Club. She moved to North Carolina five years ago to be near family. Survivors include her daughter, Lois Jane Rauch of High Point, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the GRH Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel. La Grande Observer, June 2001 Contributed by Hilary Rauchsays Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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