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Joseph "Joe" Bolar born of Wilmore, Kentucky; summary of information written on back of picture: House slave of Squire John Parker who owned a mill. Freed by Patsy Parker, John Parker's granddaughter, and chose to stay as help for monthly pay. Stated that John Parker was a good owner who allowed marriages, gave gifts, and had an African American preacher. Was aware of Underground Railroad, but did not know the name of it

Part of John Winston Coleman Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780-1940

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