BC: About the author My name is Francis Yang. I'm Asian/Hmong(don't ask what that is seriously). I live in North Carolina. I was born in Ablemarle, NC on September 18, 1997. Currently attending Anson Middle School. I'm in 8th grade and living my life.
FC: My Escape For Freedom By Francis Yang
1: Dedicated to my peers and whoever reads this. Photos: from Yahoo and Photobucket.
3: My name is Francis Yang and I was born on a plantation. I got separated from my parents when I was very young. I grew up living in this plantation until I was 15.
4: At the age of 15 I heard of a way to escape for freedom. To remember the way in order to escape an abolitionist a person who helps slaves, taught me a song with clues that told me where to go.
6: A month passed by and I was ready to get out of the plantation. Later that day when it was night time,I snuck out of the plantation and right then they figured out that I was gone.
7: They chased me with dogs. So I hid in lakes and ponds where ever I could find one. I traveled at night and rested in the mourning. I once met this abolitionist that helped me. He fed me and gave me shelter for a
8: few days. 3 weeks passed and I made it to the Ohio River. I was so close to freedom that I could taste it. It tasted great.
9: The Ohio River
10: So I was just standing there, thinking "will I really be free?" Right then I heard dogs so I jumped in the Ohio River and swam. Once I reached the other side I was free. So from then on I was never a slave. Thanks to the abolitionist who helped me and my will to keep going.
11: Credits go to: Mixbook.com Yahoo.com Photobucket.com Where ever I got the music. Me, my classmates Jose, Jaylen(Drake), Chelsea, Aliyah (Yellow), Anna, John, and lastly, but most important Mrs. Stinson.And