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Wallace Turnage is not a famous person, but historians are fascinated with the discovery of the former slave’s story. In a letter written to his family 100 years ago, Turnage recorded a vivid account of his escape to freedom. Dr. Joseph S. Moore, assistant professor of history at Gardner-Webb University, studied this handwritten document and other slave narratives during a seminar this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
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Office of University Communications, "Slave History Takes on New Meaning for GWU Professor" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 852.