The Story of Slavery through the Voices of the Formerly Enslaved

Lecture Description

The last living generation of the formerly enslaved was interviewed by WPA interviewers in the 1930s. They offered a unique perspective on the enslaved experience which undermines suggestions that slavery was a benign institution. What they have to say is a powerful reminder of the inhumanity of the institution and the toll it took on the people forced to live under it.


1900-1945 Slavery

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