posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 02:40 PM
Just a few years back, I learned my family has been here (America) since 1608, so yeah, back in the day, we had slaves (at least the family that came
However, I actually met a descendant of one of the former slaves, and he's a close friend of the family. In addition, the family graveyard, shared
with another family, includes gravestones for the slaves that died also... They are apart from the families, but same graveyard. My wife got the
biggest kick out of this. I had always heard that when the slaves were freed, and became farmers and sharecroppers, our families remained friendly and
interactive. Guess that was true.
I suppose my family was pretty progressive, even in that climate. So, if they could do this centuries ago, how in the world some people can hang on to
this kind of separation is a mystery to me.