Joseph Seamon Cotter
On the Bardstown, Kentucky plantation where Stephen Collins Foster composed "My Old Kentucky Home", lived a young slave girl in whose soul were interesting melodies of her own. Strong in spirit and dramatic flair, Martha Vaughn faithfully served as the personal maid to Mrs. Rebecca Rowan, mistress of the Old Kentucky Home. Yet her vivid accounts of visions and dramatic recitations of her original stories and plays while she worked, forced plantation owners to send her away concerned that she would disrupt discipline among the other slaves. It's been said that of such mothers are seers and poets born. And so in this instance it proved to be.
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- Is It Because I Am Black?
- I Sometimes Wonder If the Mighty God
- Night Winds
- An April Day
- A Woman at Her Husband's Grave
- And Thou Art One
- I would not tarry if I could be gone
- Looking at a Portrait
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