From the Vault: Dallas Slaves

runaway_negro_dallas-herald-1856The Dallas Herald, June 7, 1856

by Paula Bosse

For some reason, I think I had always convinced myself that there weren’t slaves in the Dallas area. Wishful thinking, I suppose. A sobering post from last year — “Ads for Slaves, Lost Found, and For Sale in the Pages of The Dallas Herald” — contains several ads similar to the one above and can be read here.


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