Sylvia Dubois


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  • ''I could dance yet—only had a good fiddle—I like music. A good fiddle always starts the Negro, even if he's old.''
    Sylvia Dubois (1788?-1889), African American slave and hog breeder. :As quoted in Silvia Dubois, a Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, interview dated December 20, 1883, by C. W. Larison (1883).
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  • ''These doctors, they've got no mercy on you, 'specially if you're black. Ah! I've seen 'em, many a time, but, they never come after me, I never gave 'em a chance—not the first time.''
    Sylvia Dubois (1788?-1889), African American slave and hog breeder. As quoted in Silvia Dubois, a Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, interview dated January 27, 1883, by C. W. Larison (1883). Larison, Dubois's interviewer, was a physician.
  • ''Them old masters, when they got mad, had no mercy on a nigger—they'd cut a nigger all up in a hurry—cut 'em all up into strings, just leave the life, that's all. I've seen 'em do it, many a time.''
    Sylvia Dubois (1788?-1889), African American slave and hog breeder. As quoted in Silvia Dubois, a Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, interview dated January 27, 1883, by C. W. Larison (1883). Remembering her days as a slave in New Jersey.

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