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This Woman is Believed to be America's Last Slave

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Aunt Sally Smith, also known as Redoshi, was kidnapped as a child from her hometown of Benin, Africa.

80 years later, in 1936, she spoke in her native language, Bantu, with a visiting African Academic in Dallas County, Alabama at the age of 90.

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a prominent Civil Rights activist observed the conversation when visiting the former slave, according to her memoir “Bridge Across Jordan.”

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