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Audio Interviews With African American Former Slaves
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Beginning in the late 1930s, the American government took an interest in preserving the stories of the aging population of African American former slaves. Thousands of interviews were conducted as part of the Federal Writers Project, and the transcripts of those interviews are available to the public. In later years, some interviews were conducted in which the audio was recorded. Some of these recordings are included below.
Name
Date
Length
Joe McDonald
1940
4:04
Alice Gaston
1941
3:08
Harriet Smith
1941
8:50
Laura Smalley
1941
14:27
Charlie Smith
1975
13:33
Fountain Hughes
Unknown
2:11
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