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"We Had Only Our Ignorance"
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"We Had Only Our Ignorance"

A letter by a former Georgia slave
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Florida's new school curriculum on slavery is making headlines and part of the discussion has included the claim that the practice of slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, the conclusion of the Civil War, or the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Today on The Radicalist, David reads “We Had Only Our Ignorance,” the personal story of an anonymous former Georgia slave, originally published in Independent magazine on February 25, 1904. The essay details the practice of slavery as it continued to be practiced long after the war was over.

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