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Mary Church Terrell knew slavery did not end in 1863

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People such as Mary Church Terrell knew the practice of slavery had not ended. Both of her parents, Robert Reed Church and Louisa Ayers had been slaves. Mary used her education in journalism to bring awareness to the world that people where still held as slaves and that slavery did not end as alleged in 1863 for hundreds of thousands of people in 16 states and 27 counties," said Antoinette Harrell, "Notable people such as Mary Church Terrell, Thurgood Marshall, James Weldon Johnson, and Fannie Lou Hamer knew that slavery did not end." Please join my co-host Robin Foster and I as we discuss peonage and involuntary servitude. Also join us tonight is Bro. Tedarrell Muhammad of the South Haven Study Group. Bro. Tedarrell has organized several buses poverty bus tours to the Mississippi Delta. He will talk about the poverty he witness in the Mississippi Delta as a result of peonage and involuntary servitude.