Yes ma’m coming! I can only talk to you for a few minutes because I will leave soon. My name is Theodosia North. I live in the Southern Colonies. My parents are from Africa but I was born in Virginia. I am 16 years old and I come from a big family, I have an older sister and 3 younger brothers. My sister is a servant for the manor lady. I work at the indigo plantation, it’s a hard job. Every day I wake up at 5: am with a bell, I pack lunch, work, eat lunch, come home at 8: pm, eat dinner, take care of the cabin garden and sleep. I still have to finish planting the tobacco in my cabin garden.
It’s hard to work in the plantation. We have to work a lot. If we don’t work we will get beaten by the overseer. We barely eat and we work all day, also we live in small huts. I wish I wasn’t a slave, I can’t understand why we are slaves just because of our skin color.
I wish that black people were free and that I and my family were back in Africa. My favorite day of the week is Sunday because we work half hours. I like to cook and work as a dressmaker, to raise money.