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[–] 13066781 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And life was still better as a slave than back home eating dried bats.

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

People forget that it was very often the slave-owners themselves who taught the slaves to read (or at least had their servants or their older slaves do it), especially in Northern states where there wasn't as much need for dumb farm labor as there was on the plantations of the South.