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Alexandra Natapoff & Secret Justice…
I was told a couple of prisoners took a swan dive off the 80’ bluff in the quarry, so that’s why they had us all chained together.  We worked from “cain’t-see-to-cain’t see.”  Not very efficient use of labor, but that was the point.

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     We hammered and chipped and chiseled slate rock blasted out of the quarry side into “builders,” blocks about 8” deep by 3’ square.  I’d guess maybe 2-to-300 pounds each.  They were used by the TVA and other projects to build bases for bridges and dams.

     One of the first lessons I was taught in the South is if you’re from up North, you’re a “yankee.”  If you’re from up North and come down South, you’re a “damn yankee.”  And if you’re from up North, come down South, and try to tell them folks how to run their affairs, then you’re a “God-damned Yankee!”  You might guess my status…  It was 1964.  The name of my enemy was Jim Crow. more…