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Po Sandy

podcast December 31, 1969


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Tonight on Girl, Goodnight, we will be reading "Po Sandy" written by Charles W. Chesnutt in 1888.

Po Sandy, the second story in the volume, “The Conjure Woman” was published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1888. The story is set in post-civil war North Carolina where a White Northern Family has recently acquired an old plantation. One day, the wife decides that she wants a kitchen built and the husband decides to use wood from an old, abandoned building that’s already on the plantation. As “Uncle Julius” McAdoo (see the Goophered Grapevine story for more about him) assists the husband in acquiring more wood for the kitchen, he shares a curious yet chilling story of the old building and why he doesn’t like the sawmill.

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