|Home in modern-day Fluker, Louisiana. Walter C. Black, Sr., Photographer.|
Another account found in the Times archives and dated Monday, February 14, 1927 reveals the names of Allen's wife and children:
"Crawford Allen, Mississippi Negro, lay sick abed in his shanty just across the Louisiana line. It was night and his wife Anna slept deeply beside him. Nearby slept his three pickaninnies, Teelie, Lewis, Myra. None of the Aliens had any clothes on."
|Newspaper clipping-selling of Negroes (National Archives). Published Feb. 1927.|
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