A Library of Congress resource. More than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of formerly enslaved people, some from North Carolina.
Part of the Wilson Library Southern Historical Collection. Includes the life histories of about 1,200 individuals, written by about 60 members of the project after one or more interviews with the subjects. Persons interviewed, many of them African Americans, described life in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. There is a partial index to the many occupations of those interviewed. Also included, on microfilm, are ghost stories, local legends, etc., gathered in the project.
This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and formerly enslaved people published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920.
This is a guide to researching African Americans in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, a collection of manuscripts and primary documents related to the American South.
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