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"Not Today" is a project that aims to highlight the nature of black resistance to chattel slavery in the American South, particularly violent individual resistance.

In each video below I will read one of my favorite stories from a particular slave narrative and post a link to the entire document for people who would like to read more.

I use slave narratives from public archives primarily Documenting the American South hosted by the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the Works Project Administration interviews hosted by the Library of Congress.

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