Black History Month Day 3

“I can testify, from my own experience and observation, that slavery is a curse to the whites as well as to the blacks. It makes white fathers cruel and sensual; the sons violent and licentious; it contaminates the daughters, and makes the wives wretched.”― Harriet Jacobs, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself”

The most famous slave narrative is the one written by Frederick Douglass, but perhaps the most poignant one is that written by Harriet Jacobs. A narrative so powerful, it was many years before she could be acknowledged as the author. When the book first came…