Unnamed Slave Children

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Unnamed Slave Children
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Black
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Enslaved Black
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Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
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In a striking parenthetical aside, Bayard describes how Mrs. Compson's husband "would gather up eight or ten little niggers" from among the slaves on his plantation and shoot sweet potatoes off their heads with a rifle (193). It is not clear if Bayard saw this with his own eyes, but he does add that "they would stand mighty still" (193).

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