Slave Narrative of Ed Allen

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Ed Allen Location: Des Arc, Ark. 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 Now “I know that after freedom they took care of my pa and ma and give em a home long as they lived. Ma died wid young mistress here in Des Arc. “The present generation is going to the bad. Have dealings wid em, not good to you. Young folks ain’t nice to you like they used to be. “White boys and colored boys, whole crowd of us used to go in the river down here all together, one got in danger help him out. They don’t do it no more. We used to play base ball together. All had a good time. We never had to buy a ball or a bat. Always had em. The white boys bought them. I don’t know as who to blame but young folk...

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