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  •  So Grateful to my Grandmother (1+ / 0-)
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    I grew up in Charleston, and my father grew up in a small town about 45 miles outside of Charleston. My great great grandparents were slaveowners.  I remember asking my grandmother about her grandmother, and all she would say was "she was a wicked woman. She owned slaves. And slavery was bad."  And that was the end of the conversation.

    Now in all honesty, my father's relatives were anything but liberal and enlightened. But at least, I never got the "great lie" of "yes there were slaves owned by the family but they treated them well."

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