The Long Walk (häftad)
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Owens-Lalude, Judith C (design)
Sean Pike Gardner
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The Long Walk (häftad)

The Long Walk

Slavery to Freedom

Häftad,  Engelska, 2018-12-28
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The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom is a riveting, antebellum, historical novel about the social injustice and the enslavement of an intact family, taken from Virginia to Kentucky, to be sold and forcefully separated on the auction block. The saga follows two of the family members from the auction to a farm where they endure a brutal environment. The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom details the lives of the enslaved and how they were bought, sold, resold, and abused. The protagonist, unwilling to accept her fate, and that of her son, becomes a freedom seeker who choreographs an escape that eventually connects her to the Underground Railroad which puts her on the path to freedom.
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the long walk: slavery to freedom was published in 2012: it was introduced to a standingroom-only audience; noted as the best seller of the month that september in the louisville courier-journal; endorsed by dr. aukram burton a diversity/multicultural education specialist and consultant for the jefferson county school district, louisville, kentucky; and assigned two semesters for dr. toni-mokjaetji humber’s ethnic studies classes at california state university, pomona california. owens-lalude was commissioned by dr. lonnetta m. taylor-gaines, a louisville, kentucky native, to speak to the sarasota, florida, historians and their youth group. she was featured in the sarasota community central newspaper. a review of the the long walk, was published by dr. elizabeth a. amin in the louisville medicine, a journal of greater louisville medical society, kentucky. “judith c. owens-lalude’s the long walk: slavery to freedom strikes at the heart of slavery’s cruelty and intentional denigration of the human spirit. clarissa and george henry are freedom seekers. they represent the thousands along the underground railroad whose indomitable quest for freedom compelled them to find ingenious and remarkable ways to be free, despite the risk of capture, beatings, maiming, re-enslavement, and death. the long walk: slavery to freedom celebrates those heroes and heroines of the nineteenth century who might be unnamed, but not forgotten by a people grateful for their courage.”                                                                                                                                                                          dr. toni-mokiaetji humber, professor emeritus, ethnic women’s studies department, california state polytechnic university pomona, pomona, california

“judith c. owens-lalude has woven a compelling story in the long walk: slavery to freedom, illustrating kentucky’s role as a borderline slave state major artery along the underground railroad. the long walk: slavery to freedom can be a significant resource for communities, administrators, and schools addressing historic methods and consequences of slavery–often ignored aspects of kentucky history.”                                                      ...

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Judith C. Owens-Lalude is the great-granddaughter of
George Henry "Pap" Johnson born in 1850 and enslaved with his
mother, Clarissa. They lived on Ben Miller's
600-acre farm in North Central Kentucky,
now less than an hour's drive from Louisville,
Kentucky, where Owens-Lalude grew up and
resided until 2017. After listening to tales told
by her family's closest members about their
ancestors, she wanted to know more and
visited the farm where her ancestors had been enslaved. She strolled
the grounds, reflected at the fireplace hearth where a slave cabin once
stood, wandered along the streams and creeks, and photographed the
barn and other outbuildings that were a part of her great-grandpa's
and his mother's daily world.
Inspired to write a book, Owens-Lalude traveled to her
husband's native Nigeria for a better understanding of the history of
slavery in the Americas. She wanted to know its impact on other
Africans and African Americans, including her family who lived in
Nelson and Spencer counties, Kentucky. She was also intrigued by
the writings of Harry Smith, Fifty Years in Slavery in the United
States and Isaac Johnson's Slavery Days in Old Kentucky. Both
authors were enslaved in Jefferson, Nelson, and Spencer counties
where Owens-Lalude's family was also enslaved and later lived as
freed people.
From these readings, her research, her travels, and her powerful
imagination, Owens-Lalude wrote two compelling novels: The
Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom and Miss Lucy: Slave and Civil War


table of contents


under effie’s roof

1 frightful journey 1

2 mammy’s cabin 7

3 effie’s gentle hand 18

4 lily’s gift 25

a hellish life

5 1848 33

6 broken platter and good news 44

7 clarissa’s hurt 53

8 loom house 66

9 a cup of coffee 77

hoedown and death

10 sucking and laundry 84

11 troubled moments 102

12 flounce and lace 108

13 smokehouse fears 122

14 effie’s journey 128

15 clarissa’s family history 141

bought, sold, enslaved

16 virginia to kentucky 149

17 auction of 1846 156

18 frock, feathers and fuzz 167


19 run for freedom 176

20 molly’s quilt 192