I was raised to believe
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths Mothers: Great grand mother Josephine favorite phrase to her unruly grandchildren children: ‘remember we are decedents of free black Frenchmen’. Aunt Gillie’s raucous response was, ‘We’s all be Niggers now ’. That’s when I started my search for some truth. Knowing that that there was a bit of truth hanging somewhat. I couldn’t stop the ringing in your ears of my mother’s voice: ‘you don’t want to know.’ Did I hear a bit of shame there. Was that question too raw? Who are We? Well who are these free blackFrenchmen?