Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Property # 2

'Your uncle cautions you that Sarah may be very different when she returns,' my aunt said. 'She has passed as a free woman, and that experience is generally deleterious to a negro's character.'
'She has done more than that,' I observed. 'She has tasted a freedom that you and I will never know.'
My aunt looked perplexed. 'What is that?' she said.
'She has traveled about the country as a free white man.'
Valerie Martin

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