Christmas is the reason for the season of escape for the enslaved

No matter how scarce the food, clothing and other resources, our enslaved Black ancestors found ways to celebrate Christmas. Reverend John Wright was a Presbyterian minister active in Cumberland County, Virginia, during the 1760s. On the¬†Feast of the Epiphany, 1761, he wrote to several benefactors in England describing the following Christmas scene:¬†“My landlord tells me,Continue reading “Christmas is the reason for the season of escape for the enslaved”