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Born in Slavery

Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collections.From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
Spence Johnson, Age over 87
1929
1929
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1938
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1938
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William Green (Rev. Bill)

William Green (Rev. Bill)

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Abram Sells, Age over 80

Abram Sells, Age over 80

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Julius Nelson, Age 77

Julius Nelson, Age 77

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Walter Rimm, Age 80

Walter Rimm, Age 80

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Patsy Moses, Age 74

Patsy Moses, Age 74

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Sarah Harris, Age 76

Sarah Harris, Age 76

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Andrew Moody and wife Tildy, Age 82

Andrew Moody and wife Tildy, Age 82

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Felix Haywood, Age 92

Felix Haywood, Age 92

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Lewis Jones, Age 86

Lewis Jones, Age 86

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Susan Merritt, Age 87

Susan Merritt, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

La San Mire, Age 86

La San Mire, Age 86

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Viney Baker, Age 75

Viney Baker, Age 75

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Wayman Williams and Henry Freeman

Wayman Williams and Henry Freeman

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

William Stone, Age about 74

William Stone, Age about 74

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Alice Houston, Age 78

Alice Houston, Age 78

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Betty Bormer (Bonner), Age 80

Betty Bormer (Bonner), Age 80

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Martin Ruffin

Martin Ruffin

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Jennylin Dunn, Age 87

Jennylin Dunn, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Tempie Cummins

Tempie Cummins

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Ruben Woods, Age 84

Ruben Woods, Age 84

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Sarah Gudger, Age 121

Sarah Gudger, Age 121

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

James Jackson, Age 87

James Jackson, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Betty Simmons, Age about 100

Betty Simmons, Age about 100

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Henry Garry

Henry Garry

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Bill McRay, Age 86

Bill McRay, Age 86

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Ben Horry, Age 85

Ben Horry, Age 85

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Emma Crockett's House

Emma Crockett's House

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Rev. Squire Dowd, Age 82

Rev. Squire Dowd, Age 82

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Sallie Wroe, Age 81

Sallie Wroe, Age 81

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

James Brown, Age 84

James Brown, Age 84

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Willis Winn, Age about 115

Willis Winn, Age about 115

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Frank Menefee, Age 84

Frank Menefee, Age 84

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Albert Hill, Age 81

Albert Hill, Age 81

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Henderson Perkins, Age about 85

Henderson Perkins, Age about 85

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Katie Rowe, Age 88

Katie Rowe, Age 88

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Monroe Brackins, Age 84

Monroe Brackins, Age 84

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Mary Kincheon Edwards, Age 127

Mary Kincheon Edwards, Age 127

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Amy Chapman, Age 94

Amy Chapman, Age 94

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

W. L. Bost, Age 88

W. L. Bost, Age 88

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Wash Wilson, Age 94

Wash Wilson, Age 94

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Robert Henry

Robert Henry

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Jerry Moore, Age 89

Jerry Moore, Age 89

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Valmar Cormier, Age about 90

Valmar Cormier, Age about 90

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Scott Hooper, Age 81

Scott Hooper, Age 81

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Oliver Bell

Oliver Bell

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Lucinda Davis, Age about 89

Lucinda Davis, Age about 89

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

John Ogee, Age 96

John Ogee, Age 96

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Laura Clark's House

Laura Clark's House

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

O. W. Green and Granddaughter, Age 78

O. W. Green and Granddaughter, Age 78

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Lizzie Hill, Age 94

Lizzie Hill, Age 94

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Charlotte Beverly, Age about 90

Charlotte Beverly, Age about 90

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Isaam Morgan, Age 84

Isaam Morgan, Age 84

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

C. B. McRay, Age 76

C. B. McRay, Age 76

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

James Green

James Green

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Wadley (Shorty) Clemons, Age 92

Wadley (Shorty) Clemons, Age 92

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Molly Parker, Age 85

Molly Parker, Age 85

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Abe Whitess, Age over 90

Abe Whitess, Age over 90

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

John Cole, Age 86

John Cole, Age 86

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

William Branch, Age 87

William Branch, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Willis Woodson

Willis Woodson

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Hannah Irwin

Hannah Irwin

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Laura Redmoun, Age 82

Laura Redmoun, Age 82

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Ellen Polk, Age 83

Ellen Polk, Age 83

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Stepney Underwood

Stepney Underwood

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Litt Young, Age 87

Litt Young, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Mary Thompson, Age 87

Mary Thompson, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

William Watkins, Age 87

William Watkins, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Jennie Proctor, Age 87

Jennie Proctor, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Anthony Dawson, Age 105

Anthony Dawson, Age 105

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Giles Smith, Age 79

Giles Smith, Age 79

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Nicey Pugh, Age 85

Nicey Pugh, Age 85

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Marshal Butler

Marshal Butler

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Issabella Boyd

Issabella Boyd

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Rev. Wade Owens

Rev. Wade Owens

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Mary Kindred, Age about 80

Mary Kindred, Age about 80

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

James Boyd, Age about 100

James Boyd, Age about 100

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Frank Smith, Age about 90

Frank Smith, Age about 90

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Gabe Hines

Gabe Hines

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Charles W. Dickens, Age 76

Charles W. Dickens, Age 76

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Jack Bess's House

Jack Bess's House

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Martin Jackson, Age 90

Martin Jackson, Age 90

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Anderson and Minerva Edwards, Age 93 and 87

Anderson and Minerva Edwards, Age 93 and 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Carey Davenport, Age 83

Carey Davenport, Age 83

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Charley Hurt, Age 85

Charley Hurt, Age 85

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

John Crawford, Age 81

John Crawford, Age 81

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938

Millie Evans, Age 87

Millie Evans, Age 87

Born in slavery slave narratives from the federal writers project 1936 1938