Last Stop: Oro-Medonte

Slavery.


For most of us, that single word embodies a horrific chapter in our history, a time when the life of one man or woman was seen as somehow less than that of another, due to nothing more than pigment of their skin. Cruelty and abuse were the means by which slave owners maintained their ranks of indentured servants, with measures that were nothing less than barbaric by any modern measure.


Yet somehow, despite the tragedies and the sorrows that filled their lives, the men and women who called themselves slaves managed to not only survive, but to bring with them down through the years and decades and centuries of their oppression a detailed history of their ordeals, and of the lives