Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

(District of Columbia: American Folklife Center),
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Abstract / Summary
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. This online collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs from the Prints and Photographs Division that are now made available to the public for the first time. Born in Slavery was made possible by a major gift from the Citigroup Foundation.
Field of Interest
Letters and Diaries
Content Type
Oral history
Format
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URL
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html
Publisher
American Folklife Center
Place Published / Released
District of Columbia
Subject
Letters and Diaries, History, Daily Life, Trade and Commerce, Agriculture, Biographies, Economics, Human rights, U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos, North America, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos

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