WARNING: there is some language in this episode that I would not normally use. It is quoted primary source. This Juneteenth episode explores clothing and textiles of the 18th and 19th century, pertaining to enslaved people.
University of Nebraska 2000 African American Women: Plantation Textile Production From 1750-1830 Karen Hampton, Textile Society of America
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48624937 16 June 2019 Slavery: Welsh Weavers “Implicated in US Slave Trade” Neil Prior
Slave Cloth and Clothing Slaves: Craftsmanship, Commerce, and Industry
https://www.mesdajournal.org/2012/slave-cloth-clothing-slaves-craftsmanship-commerce-industry/ Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts
https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/mountain_slavery/livestoc.htm Wilma A. Dunaway: Slavery and Emancipation in the Mountain South: Evidence, Sources, and Methods, Virginia Tech Library. Wilma also has a book through Cambridge University Print entitled “The African-American Family in Slavery and Emancipation”, in which she details women’s roles in dyeing and textile production.
http://www.wessyngton.com/blog/2009/08/surnames-used-by-african-american-slaves/ Wessyngton Plantation, John F. Baker Jr., Tennessee
Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland, Jennifer Hull Dorsey
https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/ READ THEM! And then do self-care, because it's really hard.
Music at the end is Lift Every Voice and Sing, performed by Spelman College Glee Club and arranged by Roland M. Carter.