Who is Jourdan Anderson?

Jordan Anderson or Jourdon Anderson (December 1825 – April 15, 1907) was an African-American and former slave noted for an 1865 letter he dictated, known as “Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master”.

How did Jourdon Anderson escape?

In 1864, after 32 years in the service of his master, Jourdon (or Jordan) Anderson and his wife, Amanda, escaped a life of slavery when union army soldiers freed them from the plantation on which they had been working so tirelessly.

Where is Jordan Anderson from?

South Carolina

Jordan Anderson
Anderson at Texas Motor Speedway in 2019
Born Jordan L. Anderson April 15, 1991 Forest Acres, South Carolina
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)

Where was Jourdon Anderson born?

TennesseeJordan Anderson / Place of birth

Why do you think Jourdan Anderson even responded to his former master’s letter?

Jourdon Anderson, a former slave, responds to a request from his former master to return to work for him. Anderson explains, with a hint of sarcasm, his requirements for returning to work on his former plantation.

How old is Jordan Anderson?

31 years (April 15, 1991)Jordan Anderson / Age

What happened to Jordan Anderson?

When Jordan River Anderson, suffering from a rare muscle disorder known as Carey-Fineman-Ziter syndrome, died in 2005, he had spent all five years of his young life in hospital.

What does Anderson ask for to test the colonel’s sincerity?

Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you.

What is the tone of the Jourdon Anderson letter?

Jourdan Anderson is able to write this letter with a satirical tone due to his experience of masking his feelings as a slave. Although he uses no harsh language directed towards his former master he powerfully condemns his brutality.