They are still treating us like “other,” they are not treating us like we are part of the fabric of the society, they are still treating us like an anomaly.
Only after his death did Sancho’s letters reach a large public readership when they were collected and published in 1782 as The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African.
Walker has been an activist all of her adult life, and believes that learning to extend the range of our compassion is activity and work available to all.
Slaveholders desired a state that wholly secured their individual freedom to enslave, not to mention their freedom to disenfranchise, to exploit, to impoverish, to demean, and to silence and kill the demeaned.
In 1979, after having three children of their own, the Greenwoods placed Lemn back into the social care system with no explanation, saying that they and their children would have no further contact with him. Lemn was 12 years old.