"So's one day ole Missus, she was a good woman, she come to us an' tole us de war had ended an us was all free an' to hurry an' leave 'fore ole Marse come home. He was off tryin' to get some o' his slaves drive in what was hid out. Well, dey all left in a hurry, dey went to fust one place an' den another, hired out to wuk fer wages an' home steaded little tracks o'land." Vinnie Busby, former slave of Colonel Easterling of Simpson County
Freedmen Bureau Records - List of Freedmen
Microfiche Number 47-071
Slave Narrative of Vinnie Busby
Records found at Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Remembering Their Names