It’s Black History Month and I actually met someone who had been born into slavery. Her name was Sally Ann Barnes. Over the years I have done a lot of research on her, and have written some about her. Three pictures surfaced while I was doing research. Maybe there are more out there and they will come my way.
This is the first picture I came across. Someone had read an article I wrote on her for a newspaper and contacted me. I was over joyed at this find.
This is Sally at a reunion in September of 1959. She was 101 years old here. I met her when she was 103. I was 8 years old at the time. She was mopping the floor. Not too long after that she went into a nursing home.
The is the latest picture I’ve received of Sally and part of the Bonzo Clan. Top Row from left to right: female unknown, male Bonzo unknown, Ted Bonzo, Ben Bonzo, Bill Bonzo. Bottom row from left to right: Sally Ann Barnes, Martha Burchett Bonzo, female and child unknown, Emma Bonzo (wife of Bill Bonzo)
This is Sally’s grave. She is buried along side the Bonzo’s.
Sally’s Death Certificate