Wallace Quarterman 1935

Updated Jun 06, 2021
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Wallace Quarterman, a son of slaves, in Georgia. The WPA interviewed him at this time and here is what he had to say:

ZHN: After they said you can go free, then what did you do? Did you run on off the plantation that day? Did you leave the plantation that day after they told you to go free?

WQ: That day master promised so, to give we forty dollars a month in pay. The [lot (?)] said the boys said they ain't want it. They rather go free you know.

He has a very kind face and looks like he has worked hard all of his life.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Lomax collection.
Date & Place: in Frederica, Georgia USA

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