Nancy Lee was one of hundreds of thousands of enlightened and educated African-Americans born after slavery who had an opportunity to listen and learn from family members and others who had been ex-slaves. Her experiences were not unusual for gifted and talented youth. Despite the misgivings of many later day self-described superiors living in America and Germany after the two world wars, ... most ex-slaves had excellent recall abilities regarding their own life experiences.
The audacity of Professor Stanley Elkins was not simply his wrong conclusions about abolitionists and slaves; but, also the absence of knowledge and opinions among African-American scholars every bit his equal and peer on all matters, ... excepting perhaps his own ancestral experiences.
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