The American Converts Database

Oliver Bell

Dublin Core

Title

Oliver Bell

Subject

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Bell, Oliver

Sex

male

Race

African American

Places of residence

Religions

Biographical Quotation

"Us all b'longed to Mr. Tresvan De Graffenreid an' Mistus Rebecca; an' dey was all good to us. Ol' Mistus read de Bible to us an' got us baptized in de river at Horn's bridge, but dat was atter de surrender. In slavery times dey didn't like for us to sing an play loud in de quarters. Honey, I 'members when us had de big prayer meetin's. Dey would shut de door so de voice won't git out, an' dey would turn de washpot down de door. Dat was to keep de voice inside, dey tol' me."

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

“Oliver Bell,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 21, 2017, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/784.

Item Relations

Item: Baptism of Oliver Bell Subject This Item