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Etched in clay: the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet

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An enslaved young man named Dave was brought to Edgefield, in the heart of South Carolina's pottery-producing area. Dave showed exceptional natural talent. Soon he was creating pieces of great beauty and often massive size. He also learnt to read and write, even though South Carolina had laws prohibiting slave literacy. Then Dave did something even more daring: he began to sign his jars and carve many of them with sayings and short poems that reflected his daily life and experiences. With these courageous acts, Dave quietly protested through his art.
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Full title etched in clay the life of dave enslaved potter and poet
Author cheng andrea
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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subject_facet African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American potters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Dave, -- fl. 1834-1864 -- Juvenile literature, Slaves -- South Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Etched in clay : the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet
title_full Etched in Clay The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet, Etched in clay : the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet / Andrea Cheng ; woodcuts by the author
title_short Etched in clay :
title_sub the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, African American poets, African American potters, Art, Biography & Autobiography, Dave, Juvenile Nonfiction, Slaves