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For The Color of Cotton Picking Money!
By Sage Sweetwater
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Last edited: Sunday, November 01, 2009
This short story is rated "R" by the Author.
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She brought in
a piece of paper
she wanted

slaves picking
cotton on
Confederate bills,

$10 bill issued by
Farmers & Exhange

for the color of
cotton picking

images of slavery
in Confederate
and Southern

these images are
a smoking gun,
direct evidence
slavery was a vital
Southern institution,

for the color
of cotton picking

Jones commissioned
to do a painting of
the Charleston Slave

this is a story I tell
that has never been
told here,

on display at the
museum and the
Black Holocaust

the basic theme
of black people
working, and they
are still working hard!

for the color
of cotton picking

Jones painted several
versions of Caravaggio's
16th Century painting of
Christ being removed
from the cross, he gave
it to a Church, they took
it down, said, "we're a
black church, the people
in the painting are white!"

Jones did another copy,
sold it to a collector,
the slave money series
paintings sold for
$1,500 to $8,000,

for the color
of cotton picking

Copyright 2006 Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist

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A thrill to read such an informed provocative write by a literary artist whose pen wisely respects the realities of the marketplace while holding steadfast to its chosen mission to excavate and document ignored historical truths.
Reviewed by Thomas Garrett
Ain't life full of twists and turns?

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most interesring write!!

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Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
very interesting write
and it sounds just about how things go....

enjoyed the title
really brought it together

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