Source:United States Work Projects Administration. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Project

Source Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Project
Author United States Work Projects Administration
Coverage
Subject Ethnic/Cultural
Ethnicity / Culture African American
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
Citation
United States Work Projects Administration. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Project. (Manuscript Division, Library of Congress).
Repositories
Library of Congresshttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.htmlFree website

WPA Slave Narratives: South Carolina

Online Collection: Library of Congress

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.
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