Music: Jenkins Bands

The end of the War between the States (or the War of the Rebellion) brought freedom to tall, blue-black Daniel Joseph Jenkins, born a slave in 1861 and soon orphaned. Turned off a plantation near Charleston, S. C., he said: "I took God for my guide. I got a job on a farm and got two pounds of meat and a quart of black molasses a week to live on." One day he came upon half a dozen shoeless, shivering pickaninnies huddled by a railroad track. He gave...

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