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Born in Slavery

Slave narratives from the federal writers, project 1936-1938Created by: PICRYLDated: 1938
Spence Johnson, Age over 87
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.
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The Old South

The Old South

Captions in photo: Copyrighted 1908, Uncle Willy, Uncle Sam, Uncle Charlie, Squire Jahagen, Uncle Nick, Grabill Photo, Fayetteville Ark.

James Campbell, Age 86
George Strickland, Age 91
Emma Taylor, Age 89
Bill Crump, Age 82
Valmar Cormier, Age about 90

Valmar Cormier, Age about 90

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

Monroe Brackins, Age 84

Monroe Brackins, Age 84

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

Phoebe Henderson, Age 105
Josh Miles, Age 78
John Evans, Age 78
Ann J. Edwards, Age 81
Charles H. Anderson, Age 92
Henry Bobbit, Age 87
Henry Garry

Henry Garry

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

Ellen Payne, Age 88
Sarah Ashley, Age 93
Jack Bess's House

Jack Bess's House

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

Daniel Taylor
Betty Farrow, Age 90
Oliver Bell

Oliver Bell

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

Fred Brown, Age 84
Clay Bobbit, Age 100

Clay Bobbit, Age 100

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

Tina Johnson, Age 75

Tina Johnson, Age 75

Male subject - caption reads "Tina Johnson."

Stepney Underwood

Stepney Underwood

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

Penny Thompson, Age 86
Adora Rienshaw, Age 92
Austin Grant, Age about 90
Katie Rowe, Age 88

Katie Rowe, Age 88

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

Katie Darling, Age about 88
Wes Brady, Age 88
Litt Young, Age 87

Litt Young, Age 87

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

Francis Black, Age 87
Felix Haywood, Age 92

Felix Haywood, Age 92

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

Harriet Ann Daves, Age 81
Viney Baker, Age 75

Viney Baker, Age 75

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

William Colbert, Age 93
Emma Watson, Age about 85

Emma Watson, Age about 85

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

Austin Grant, Age about 90
Margrett Nillin, Age 90
Rev. Wade Owens

Rev. Wade Owens

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

Richard and Drucilla Martin, Ages 92 and 102
Sarah Harris, Age 76

Sarah Harris, Age 76

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

Millie Ann Smith, Age 87
Steve Williams, Age 82
Daphne Williams, Age about 100
Laura Redmoun, Age 82

Laura Redmoun, Age 82

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

Jennie Bowen, Age 90
Mazique Sanco, Age 88
Molly Parker, Age 85

Molly Parker, Age 85

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

Charity Grigsby, Age 85
Ben Horry, Age 85

Ben Horry, Age 85

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

Steve Connally, Age 90
Cornelia Robinson
Gus Askew, Age 84
Lou Williams, Age 108
Louis Fowler, Age 84
Martin Jackson, Age 90

Martin Jackson, Age 90

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

Gabe Hines

Gabe Hines

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

Elbert Hunter, Age 93
Wadley (Shorty) Clemons, Age 92

Wadley (Shorty) Clemons, Age 92

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

Robert Henry

Robert Henry

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

Scott Hooper, Age 81

Scott Hooper, Age 81

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

Hannah Irwin

Hannah Irwin

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

William Watkins, Age 87

William Watkins, Age 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

Daniel Phillips, Age 83
Ellen Polk, Age 83

Ellen Polk, Age 83

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

Emma L. Howard, Age about 85
Gill Ruffin, Age 100
Anne Maddox, Age 113

Anne Maddox, Age 113

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

John Sneed
Annie Little, Age 81
Virginia Newman, Age about 100
Nelsen Denson, Age 90
Martha Spence Bunton, Age 81
Fannie Moore, Age 88
Cindy Washington, Age over 80
William Branch, Age 87
Tempe Pitts, Age 91
Tiney Shaw, Age 76
Jennylin Dunn, Age 87

Jennylin Dunn, Age 87

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

Jack Bess, Age 83
Abe Whitess, Age over 90

Abe Whitess, Age over 90

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

Reeves Tucker, Age 98
Sallie Wroe, Age 81

Sallie Wroe, Age 81

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

John W. Fields, Age 89
Patsy Moses, Age 74

Patsy Moses, Age 74

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

Charity Anderson
Nap McQueen, Age 80
Bill Homer, Age 87
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