Willie Mae

Willie Mae

Willie Mae

Willie Mae

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Things have come to a mighty sorry pass when here I am, at my age and in my condition, packing up every Lord's thing I own and fixing to leave Georgia for good and all.

It always has been a hard row to hoe for colored folks; but now Herman Talmadge has done got himself elected governor, it's the frying pan and the fire. One while here I thought things might could get better, but now I know different. I'm solidly fed up.

I don't want nothing belongs to white folks. But I've plumb got a bellyful of the biggest portion of them treating us the way they do. Get on the bus, and nine times out of ten the driver looks at you like a snake done crawled on his bus -- I sometimes wonder how does the Power Company find enough men mean enough to do their hauling -- and people already on the bus shrinking away while you try to get to the back, looking like they'd sooner be in hell with both legs broke than have you so much as brush up . . .

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