February 26, 2022 Slave Narratives presented by the Union Memorial Baptist Church

February 26, 2022 Slave Narratives presented by the Union Memorial Baptist Church

February 26, 2022 at 1 p.m. Watch it on Facebook or YouTube

Questions – contact Diane Hurd: dhurd87@comcast.net

Slave Narratives: A first-person narrative pertaining to the history of slavery in the United States (often referred to as the WPA Slave Narrative Collection) is a massive compilation of histories by former slaves undertaken by the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration. The body of work had its beginning in the second year of the Federal Writers’ Project … in 1936…” Between 1936- 1938, the project, in part, “recorded interviews with ex-slaves…” The body of work created by the project now resides in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Read an extensive history of the “Slave Narratives” project on the Library of Congress website here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/articles-and-essays/introduction-to-the-wpa-slave-narratives/wpa-and-the-slave-narrative-collection/

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