IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

I’m August

...and all I want is to be left alone

August, boarding house cook

…and all I want is to be left alone.

Well, no. I want my Beany safe. If the world just leave me alone, she be safe. I see that paper showing the colored man running in the woods. I can’t read but I can see. I know he running from the dogs and white men with guns. Now Tessie tell me there this new law say man hunters can come north and drag people of color back south. That what scares me about my Beany.

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