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Freedom's a Hard-bought Thing

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 19


Stephen Vincent

Appeared in

Desperate Moments: Stories of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Story Summary

When a young slave goes to Aunt Rachel, the conjure women, she tells him he's got the freedom sickness and that he's got to get on the train that runs underground.