Slavery Narratives



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Partial text of audio file.

The narratives in the streaming audio file presented here are derived from the Smithsonian Press tape collection of slave interviews done in the 1930s and 1940s by the WPA, among others, in the book Remembering Slavery.  The audio has been edited to create one file lasting approximately twenty minutes.  For more information on slave narratives, visit the sites listed below.

Remembering Slavery web site

Library of Congress: American Memory. The narrative of Sojourner Truth.

American Slave Narratives:  An Online Anthology

Excerpts from Slave Narratives

North American Slave Narratives at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Slave cabin

Former slave rocking on her porch

Former slave

Former slave's small bedroom

Former slave's one room cabin