241 - George Washington Miller, Ex-Slave Autobiography,
Mrs. Ed Joiner
As one may readily see, this interview was made with an educated ex-slave.
One who has served his Country as a teacher, since he was grown until three years ago. An unusual Negro.
He owns a comfortable home on the corner of a lot which was formerly owned by his "Ma" Emoline Robertson, whose career as a slave and a free negro was not as enviable as that of her son, George.
As I've heard of her she was a black "Scarlet."
Uncle George seemed pleased to talk especially when told that I would give him a copy in type.
The two enclosed interviews are in direct contrast from every view point.
I was born in Spartanburg, S.C. March 15, 1856.
My Ma's name was Emaline Hobby of Spartanburg S.C. and my Pa's name was Washington Young of same place.
I had one brother Walter Silas Miller, and two sisters,
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Publication information: Book title: The American Slave:A Composite Autobiography. Volume: 9. Contributors: George P. Rawick - Editor, Jan Hillegas - Editor, Ken Lawrence - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1977. Page number: 1482.
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