Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Voices from the days of slavery

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has recordings of a bunch of interviews conducted between 1932 and 1975 that capture the recollections of twenty-three people born between 1823 and the early 1860s who were known to have been former slaves.

This collection complements the writing and pictures in the Born in Slavery project that documents interviews with former slaves in the 1930s. These people remember the Civil War, how as children their lives were changed when the war was ended. Some of the people interviewed were over 125 years old in 1936.
Uncle Bob Ledbetter