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PATRON + Castleberry, The Marryin’ Preacher

(WARNING! This WPA interviewer made an attempt in this interview to capture the dialect of this former slave and may be offensive to readers…

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Biography of Rev. Nathan Ashby born August 5, 1810 ex-slave

Happy Birthday!  REV. NATHAN ASHBY BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1810-1887) Monroe and Montgomery County, Alabama Ashby, Rev. Nathan, of Montgomery, was born in Fredericksburg, Va., August 5, 1810.…

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A former African-American slave who became a pastor reveals how he felt when he first acquired his freedom

Excerpt from The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896 – In this transcribed excerpt, a…