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.
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.
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