Read Me a Story, Ink logo

A Reading Resource for Kids, Parents, and Teachers

The Ghosts of Cracke Road

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 17

Author

Joyce
Hansen

Appeared in

Don't Give Up the Ghost

Story Summary

Cracke Road in Charleston, South Carolina was on land that used to be a plantation and it was rumored that when you sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer" you could see the ghosts of slaves that tried to run away. No one believed it until a young girl said a ghost was going to help her reunite with her mother in New York, and sure enough, two weeks after disappearing a letter arrived from New York saying that she was safe and with her mother.

Media

Musical introduction by Amanda Ply. Spiritual by Sydnie Rubaine