Black History Moment 

Jordan Anderson or Jourdon Anderson (December 1825 – April 15, 1907) was a African-American former slave noted for a letter he dictated, known as “Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master”. It was addressed to his former master, Colonel P. H. Anderson, in response to the Colonel’s request that Mr. Anderson return to the plantation to help restore the farm after the disarray of the war. It has been described as a rare example of documented “slave humor” of the period and its deadpan style has been compared to the satire of Mark Twain.

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