Today’s Washington Post had a wonderful article about local Takoma DC neighbor Daniel Smith. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Smith a few times due to the Civil War historic preservation activities that he and his wife Loretta Neumann contribute to. However, I had no idea about his own personal historic legacy.
As unlikely as it might seem, that boy, Daniel Smith, is still alive at 88, a member of an almost vanished demographic: The child of someone once considered a piece of property instead of a human being.
The article goes on to detail many elements of the life of Mr. Smith’s father, Abram Smith.
Please read the article in its entirety here: Daniel Smith, living son of a slave