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Anthony Abercrombie

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Title

Anthony Abercrombie

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Abercrombie, Anthony

Birth Date

1837 (?)

Birthplace

AL (?)

Sex

male

Race

black

Religions

Biographical Text

Anthony Abercrombie was interviewed for the WPA slave narratives in August 1937. He claimed to be 100 years old.

Biographical Quotation

"O yassum, I useta go to meetin’. Us niggers didn’t have no meetin’ house on de plantation, but Marse Jim ’lowed us to build a brush arbor. Den two years atter de surrender I took consideration and j’ined up wid de Lawd. Dat’s how come I live so long. De Lawd done told me, ’Antn’y, you got a hundred and twenty miles to trabel. Dat mean you gwine to live a hundred and twenty years, if you stay on de straight an’ narrow road. But if you don’t, you gotter go jes’ de same as all de yuthers.’"

Bibliography

WPA Slave Narrative Project, Alabama Narratives, Volume 1, Federal Writer's Project, United States Work Projects Administration (USWPA); Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Files

Citation

“Anthony Abercrombie,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 21, 2017, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/782.

Item Relations

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