Quote of the Day: Harriet Ann Jacobs on Slavery

The writer and former slave on the realization that she was once up for sale at a moment’s notice.

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Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Read this quote and additional quotes by Harriet Ann Jacobs in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations.

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