Hannah Doctor, Ex-Slave


One of my earliest memories is meeting my maternal great-grandmother, Hannah Doctor.  My mother whispered in her presence that she had been a slave.  (I did not know what a slave was at the time.)  I wondered why my very old relative looked so tired, so spent.  She looked like she didn’t have the energy to even speak.  She did not speak.  I was only allowed to see her briefly.  Much later, my Mother returned home to bury her.  May God bless Hannah Doctor and her lineage.  —GoodOleWoody