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The African American Experience in the 19th Century

Major Primary Resources for African Americans

 

COLLECTION

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project,

1936-1938
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https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/

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 (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited...
  • Contributor: Federal Writers' Project - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
  • Date: 2001

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