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A Day In The Life

Of A Free African
American

By: Alden Zerkle
The year is 1789 and
Matthew Adams is a
free African American,
this is a day in his life.....

Oh, why
hello there
Matthew.
What brings
you to this
part of
town? Its
dangerous
for you, you Im a free man
know. jhon, i can be
Jhon, over anywhere i want
here! even the richer
I know, i
You just cant be know. Just
down here, even if be careful
your free. They ok?
dont care.

I have some
bussiness down
here, im not
losing my job
because of any
white man. You
know i need the
Mmmm....now
where is
blacksmith
bobby?
Aaaa,
thers his
house

Ahoyyyy!
Matthew!
What
brings
you I came here
here? to retrieve
my supplies
that i asked
for, and paid
Yeah, about that......well you
see matthew......my boss, not
me, well he dosent want to
do bussiness with you,
therefor i cannot give you
your shipment, im really
sorry matthew.
I am
truly
really
sorry
matthew

What? Your joking right? Is
this because of my skin
color?
Im sorry
matthew i cant
help you, but
theres a
market
downtown that
may hold some
of the supplies
you need.

I need those supplies for
my boss, i cant get fired
from another job because I understand
of somebody else. bobby, thankyou,
enjoy the rest of
Huh, what am i
supposed to do
now? I dont have
enough money to
buy the supplies
downtown, their
prices are way to
expensie....

Maybe i could go back
to cameron ( camrons
his boss) and ask to
borrow some money to
buy the supplies, then
pay him back later. What
other choice do i have?
Matthew heads over to his work place (he works as a printer) to talk to Cameron about giving him
some money to buy the supplies, which wasnt a bad idea, there was only to problems in the way.
Where was he going to get the money to pay Cameron back? And, oh yeah, the fact that Cameron
wasnt a very giving person AT ALL.

Mathhew!
I see you
have
returned
without
my
Yes sir, they would
not give me the
shipments, but if you
loan me some money
i can go to the No mathhew, this is
the last straw, this
happens every
single time! Im wish
i could say im
sorry mathhew, but
I guess im going to
Well i knew i was have to put
going to get fired another ad in the
eventually, what am paper looking for
i going to do now? a job.... if i have
enough money.
Huh, just another day in
my life.