Slave Narrative – Silas Abbott
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA).
As a precursor of “The Blues Narrative” that will be conducted by the Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation, I present readings of the original Slave Narrative.
In this episode I read and discuss the accounts of Silas Abbott.
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