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1  I have never seen one who did not want to be free, or one who would return to slavery.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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2  There was a widespread hilarity, and a free use of guns, pistols, and gunpowder generally.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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3  After the reading we were told that we were all free, and could go when and where we pleased.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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4  I cannot remember having slept in a bed until after our family was declared free by the Emancipation Proclamation.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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5  In this cabin I lived with my mother and a brother and sister till after the Civil War, when we were all declared free.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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6  He seemed at that time to be supremely happy, because he was living, as he expressed it, through one week that was free from sin.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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7  All of our property is free from mortgage, and is deeded to an undenominational board of trustees who have the control of the institution.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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8  It was the first time in all those years that I had felt, even in a measure, free from care; and my feeling of relief it is hard to describe on paper.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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9  The great responsibility of being free, of having charge of themselves, of having to think and plan for themselves and their children, seemed to take possession of them.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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10  Before going there I had a good deal of the then rather prevalent idea among our people that to secure an education meant to have a good, easy time, free from all necessity for manual labour.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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11  In still another cabin I found nothing but a new jug of cheap, mean whiskey, which the husband and wife were making free use of, notwithstanding the fact that the husband was one of the local ministers.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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12  The idea, however, was too prevalent that, as soon as one secured a little education, in some unexplainable way he would be free from most of the hardships of the world, and, at any rate, could live without manual labour.
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13  Dr. Curry is a native of the South, an ex-Confederate soldier, yet I do not believe there is any man in the country who is more deeply interested in the highest welfare of the Negro than Dr. Curry, or one who is more free from race prejudice.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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14  At that time those cakes seemed to me to be absolutely the most tempting and desirable things that I had ever seen; and I then and there resolved that, if I ever got free, the height of my ambition would be reached if I could get to the point where I could secure and eat ginger-cakes in the way that I saw those ladies doing.
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15  After the coming of freedom there were two points upon which practically all the people on our place were agreed, and I found that this was generally true throughout the South: that they must change their names, and that they must leave the old plantation for at least a few days or weeks in order that they might really feel sure that they were free.
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16  So far as I can now recall, the first knowledge that I got of the fact that we were slaves, and that freedom of the slaves was being discussed, was early one morning before day, when I was awakened by my mother kneeling over her children and fervently praying that Lincoln and his armies might be successful, and that one day she and her children might be free.
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17  As a rule, I believe in universal, free suffrage, but I believe that in the South we are confronted with peculiar conditions that justify the protection of the ballot in many of the states, for a while at least, either by an education test, a property test, or by both combined; but whatever tests are required, they should be made to apply with equal and exact justice to both races.
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