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.

Harriet Ann Jacobs
Harriet Ann Jacobs Wikimedia Commons

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

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.