SOURCE: Washington Post
Inside the New Deal Project to Preserve the Oral Histories of 300 Formerly Enslaved Virginians
That initiative, led by Howard University’s Sterling Brown, included a plan to interview thousands of formerly enslaved people across the South before they died.
Behind The Former Slave Narratives Captured By A New Deal Program
Writer Clint Smith: "the narratives are full of those moments that remind you of the personhood of these people who in so much of our teaching of history are sort of these silhouettes or these abstractions."
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Stories of Slavery, From Those Who Survived It
by Clint Smith
"The Federal Writers’ Project ex-slave narratives produced tens of thousands of pages of interviews and hundreds of photographs—the largest, and perhaps the most important, archive of testimony from formerly enslaved people in history."
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