Narratives of Former Slaves Interviewed by FWP

As part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs of former slaves.  This collection, housed at the Library of Congress, provides an important window into the American past and the history, both dark and illuminating, of the Old South slave regime.  A recent article in Britain’s Daily Mail brought this resource to our attention.

is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

One comment on “Narratives of Former Slaves Interviewed by FWP

  1. Ronel Brown, Sr

    I’m looking forward to reading the excerpts of these brave souls.

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