Jarena Lee was born a free African American woman on February 11, 1783 in Cape May, New Jersey. From birth to seven years old, little was known about her childhood, but what was known about her childhood was that when Jarena was seven years old, she went off to work as a servant maid because her family was very poor like most African American families living during this time period. She was separated from her parents at a very young age, and the house or business she worked at was almost sixty
The story of Jarena Lee is one of great lows and great triumphs. It begins in Cape May, New Jersey, where on February 11, 1783 Jarena Lee was born. Lee’s parents were both free African Americans, but at the age of seven Lee went to work as a domestic servant for a Mr. Sharp. It was during this work where Lee first found the spirit of God after lying to Mrs. Sharp about completed a task she had not. After telling this lie, Lee felt the spirit of God move throughout her and filled her with feelings
heaviness and conflict as she contemplated both her conversations with women and her excommunication from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Was she truly being oppressed by Winthrop and his efforts to maintain community? She chose to secretively spread her story of the possibility of an individual relationship with God; did she see herself in the “lineage of proletariat and peasant” with the vocalist?
Angry, despairing, and hurting lyrics initiate the listener into a long-lived story of domination and oppression, while the lazy and airy back-melody creates a sense of cognitive dissonance. About 400 hundred years ago, a similar contrast emerged between Anne Hutchinson and John
Jesha C. Lor Raney Civ II- Research Paper 4/22/16 Roles of African American Women during the Abolitionist Movement Many are well aware of the historical movement the, Abolitionist Movement but, are they aware of the women that were involved? When the abolitionist movement started, its goal was to immediately emancipate all slaves and the end racial discrimination and segregation in the North and South. However, they weren’t granted emancipation until the 1870s. During this movement there were many