A reunion of slaves from left to right are Lewis Martin
, age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks
, age 104; Amy Ware, age 103 and the Rev. Simon P. Drew who was born free.
Imagine that James Madison
was president when they were born, and America
was only 36 years old. They saw the introduction of: electricity, instant communication first by telegraph, then telephone, then wireless telegraph
; travel by train, motorcar and airplane.Imagine that their descendants were still disenfranchised for almost another 70 years.