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From: "janice reed" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Izard County Africans (Janice)
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 07:24:35 -0600
References: <487467.54528.qm@web83811.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>


You are welcome, and thank Dale for all the hard work.
Janice Reed
----- Original Message -----
From: "PEGGY TRUESDELL" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Izard County Africans (Janice)


> Thank you, Janice, for posting Dale HANKS' website. I spent several hours
> perusing it this evening and found it informative and thought-provoking.
>
> When I was in Fifth Grade (about 1947), our class read about slavery,
> followed by discussion. Then, Mrs. Scott asked the class if we agreed the
> slaves should have been freed. We voted by a showing of hands and, to my
> embarrassment, was the only one who voted "No." I was ignorant and had
> absolutely no familiarity with negroes -- nor do I remember any family
> influence. The only "Blacks" I had seen were at Young's Laundry in Broken
> Arrow -- or workers being hauled in the bed of large trucks to and from
> nearby Alsuma to cotton fields in Wagoner County.
>
> This experience may have been the catalyst for my personal quest to change
> my "minority" vote. I do have conservative views but, thankfully, became
> more tolerant.
>
> Peggy {KING} TRUESDELL
> Native of Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma; Transplanted "Okie" to
> Texas in 2004 but still singing, "Take Me Back to Tulsa."
>
> --- On Fri, 3/6/09, janice reed <> wrote:
>
> From: janice reed <>
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Where the butter?
> To:
> Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, 2:35 PM
>
> Here is a website by Dale Hanks that will answer a lot of your questions.
> www.couchgenweb.com/arkansas/izard/africans
> If I find anymore I'll let you know. I would still like to know what they
> did with all that butter! HA!
> Love,
> Janice Reed
>
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