I ran into this letter written by a slave to his former master in response to a request to return to work for him….
How many of us would dream of an opportunity to be able to write a letter like that to one of our previous bosses, let alone our previous “master”.
I just want to point out one interesting thing to note. Obviously Mr. Jourdan Anderson (the name of the former slave), despite poverty and abuse, was a man of integrity and intelligence.
In fact, it seems that he may have been even more intelligent than his very wealthy and successful “master”.
These are my favorite stories. The stories about the quiet, unnoticed, unimportant, ignored and assumed worthless people that are brave enough, smart enough, confident enough and angry enough to stand up for themselves against their abusers with dignity…….AND still are able to get ’em where it counts – right in the gut.
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