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AUNT DICY
AND THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S ELECTION

“ . . . one slapped an old colored woman one time ’cause she
spit snuff all over his boots. So I reckon June had better vote for
him, ’ cause I might spit snuff-juice on his boots sometime and
he’d take a notion to slap me.”

Drawing by John Biggers: Aunt Dicy and the County Sheriff's Election

AUNT DICY AND
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON’S SPEECH

“So Uncle June turned to her and said Dicy, how come you are
not clapping for Mr. Washington like everybody else? Didn’t you enjoy
his speech? . . . Humph! No, I didn’t,
replied Aunt Dicy, He ain’t
said nothing about Levi Garrett - he was nobody’s fool.”

Drawing by John Biggers: Aunt Dicy and Booker T. Washington's Speech

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