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DREAMS DEFERRED

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Research into Clay County history reveals white people sold black people on the county courthouse steps in the 1800s, a common occurrence in Southern states. Vivid historical descriptions of slavery talk about requiring people to wear identification tags, about scars from chains and whips, rapes, murders and as many humiliations as soulless people could concoct. Such acts occurred in the city where I once lived – a place called Liberty, ironically.