April 18, 2010

Woman collects the pages of slavery’s imprint

Interesting article about a woman who has collected historical newspapers; all with stories pertaining in some way to African-Americans and slavery.

Over the years, she says, she’s forgotten what she paid for many of the newspapers. She recalls one costing as little as $30, others so much more that she had to arrange to put them on layaway with the seller, often another collector.

“I’d pinch away a little bit from the bill-paying money and the grocery money,” said Mitchell, who lives with her two daughters, now 25 and 26, and her 4-year-old grandson. “There were times I didn’t go to the mall and buy a dress because I had some document on layaway.”

All of us with the collecting "bug" can relate.

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