Late at night, her skin glows against the blue moon. Mid-afternoon her hair sparkles with the sunny rays. Her hair as yellow as sunflower field. Her summer days are filled with numbing cotton candy, vibrant pink bows, cheesy romantic novels and a luminous tone that follows her shadow.
But, the other girl... Late at night, she disappears from sight... all one can hear are her cries. Mid-afternoon her hair is wild and frizzy as she runs from the glowing man. She does not glow like a white light... She works all day under the sun and leaves with a tan tone and watery eyes. She is so beautiful. She is not like all the other summer girls. She doesn't need the blinding light to be noticed.
Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African slaves helped build the new nation into an economic powerhouse through the production of lucrative crops such as tobacco and cotton.