“Wake Nicodemus”

Author: Henry Clay Work
Keywords: slave slavery freedom

Description

"Nicodemus, the slave, was of African birth And was bought for a bagful of gold." When he dies at a great age, he asks to be awakened when freedom came. He forecasts the end of slavery and the battles it causes. Freedom proves his words true

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 291, "Wake Nicodemnus" (1 text)
  2. DT, NICDEMUS
  3. Roud #4988
  4. BI, FSWB291