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Author Delaney, Lucy A. (Lucy Ann), 1828?- author.

Title From the darkness cometh the light, or, Struggles for freedom [Hoopla electronic resource] / Lucy A. Delaney.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2021.
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Performer Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson.
Summary During the hardships of obtaining emancipation, two couples shared one home in Illinois. Residing with them was a young black girl named Polly Crocket. But after five years, Polly, along with the two couples, were abducted, placed into a canoe, and taken down south where they became slaves. Polly was then bought by a prior who, after a year, faced setbacks that required him to sell all he owned, including Polly. Although this story is ostensibly Lucy Ann Delaney's, Polly remains the primary driving force and often seems to be more the protagonist than Delaney herself. Spiritual in tone, both celebrating what Delaney sees as God's benevolent role in her own life as well as attacking the hypocrisy of Christian slave owners, From the Darkness Cometh the Light does not so much recount the horrors of slavery as attempt to show the strength of the African Americans who suffered them. Consequently, the narrative continues after Delaney's freedom, showing her fortitude following the death of her first husband and later her four children. Delaney also celebrates her later political involvement, arguing for the potential of African American citizens in our democracy.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Delaney, Lucy A. (Lucy Ann), 1828?-
Women slaves -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Biography.
Fugitive slaves -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Added Author Johnson, Sisi Aisha, narrator.
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Added Title Struggles for freedom
ISBN 9781662072734 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1662072732 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13929005
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