Federal Writers Project. Slave Narratives, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. Washington: 1941.
11 reels. 35 mm.
This set reproduces interviews with about 2,000 former slaves recorded by the Federal Writers Project, part of the Work Projects Administration, from 1936 to 1938. The former slaves were asked about their housing, their parents, the type of work they did, the food and medical care provided, their entertainment, games, songs, and stories; their answers are usually recorded in their own words.
Reel 1: Alabama
Reel 2-3: Arkansas
Reel 4: Florida
Reel 5: Georgia
Reel 6: Indiana
Reel 7: Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,
Reel 8: North Carolina
Reel 9: Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia
Reel 10: South Carolina
Reel 11: Texas
An alphabetical list of people interviewed is provided before each state.
Slavery in the United States--Condition of Slaves