By Carole Boston Weatherford
Mondays, there have been hogs to slop,
mules to coach, and logs to chop.
Slavery used to be no methods fair.
Six extra days to Congo Square.
As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust approach in nineteenth century Louisiana, all of them counted down the times till Sunday, whilst at the very least for part an afternoon they have been in short capable of congregate in Congo sq. in New Orleans. the following they have been unfastened to establish an open marketplace, sing, dance, and play tune. They have been unfastened to fail to remember their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This tale chronicles slaves' tasks on a daily basis, from reducing logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the liberty of Sundays and the exact event of a day spent in Congo sq.. This publication may have a ahead from Freddi Williams Evans (freddievans.com), a historian and Congo sq. professional, in addition to a thesaurus of phrases with pronunciations and definitions.
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