Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interview…

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These volumes of slave narratives are the product of the Federal Writers Project sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Work Project Administration. They consist of verbatim records of personal interviews with former slaves conducted during 1936-1938.

"These life histories, taken down as far as possible in the narrators' words, constitute an invaluable body of unconscious evidence or indirect source material, . . . The narratives belong to folk history—history recovered from the memories and lips of participants or eye-witnesses,” This is volume two for the state of North Carolina. - Summary by Larry Wilson (10 hr 1 min)


John H. Jackson 9:26 Read by Larry Wilson
Ben Johnson 7:10 Read by Kevin Waters
Isaac Johnson 9:22 Read by Scott Leonard Fortune
Tina Johnson 4:20 Read by Scott Leonard Fortune
Bob Jones 5:19 Read by Scott Leonard Fortune
Clara Jones 2:40 Read by Therese Lindholm
Clara Jones 4:04 Read by Kevin Waters
Abner Jordon 2:45 Read by Alan Mapstone
Jane Lassiter 6:23 Read by czandra
Dave Lawson 14:08 Read by Jim Locke
Jane Lee 4:52 Read by Mari Patterson
Chana Littlejohn 8:42 Read by Yuhan L Jiang
Charity McAllister 7:47 Read by Mari Patterson
Clara Cotton McCoy 17:21 Read by Mari Patterson
Henrietta McCullers 4:42 Read by czandra
Willie McCullough 7:36 Read by Curtis R.
James Turner McLean 9:41 Read by Kevin Waters
Frank Magwood 6:38 Read by Curtis R.
Jacob Manson 8:45 Read by Tiwo
Roberta Manson 6:22 Read by czandra
Millie Markham 3:36 Read by czandra
Maggie Mials 5:01 Read by Jim Locke
Anna Mitchel 3:17 Read by helmholtz
Patsy Mitchner 11:46 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Emiline Moore 3:25 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Fannie Moore 18:59 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Richard C. Moring 6:25 Read by Kevin Waters
Julius Nelson 5:03 Read by Kevin Waters
Lila Nichols 6:44 Read by Mari Patterson
Martha Organ 4:08 Read by Yonas
Ann Parker 4:28 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Amy Penny 6:13 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Lily Perry 5:26 Read by Jim Locke
Valley Perry 7:38 Read by Jim Locke
Tempe Pitts 4:08 Read by Jim Locke
Hannah Plummer 7:27 Read by Jim Locke
Parker Pool 13:41 Read by Kevin Waters
Rena Raines 5:42 Read by Jim Locke
Anthony Ransome 2:04 Read by Alan Mapstone
Caroline Richardson 7:47 Read by Curtis R.
Charity Riddick 4:12 Read by Jim Locke
Simuel Riddick 5:10 Read by Tiwo
Adora Rienshaw 3:30 Read by Jim Locke
Celia Robinson 4:27 Read by Jim Locke
George Rogers 8:24 Read by Kevin Waters
Hattie Rogers 6:39 Read by Jim Locke
Henry Rountree 4:44 Read by Kevin Waters
Anderson Scales 11:42 Read by Jim Locke
Catherine Scales 12:18 Read by Jim Locke
Porter Scales 10:06 Read by Jim Locke
William Scott 7:54 Read by Kevin Waters
Tiney Shaw 4:35 Read by Jim Locke
John Smith 11:03 Read by Kevin Waters
John Smith 7:29 Read by Favour
Josephine Smith 5:28 Read by Mari Patterson
Nellie Smith 6:49 Read by Mari Patterson
Sarah Ann Smith 4:47 Read by Mari Patterson
William Smith 3:28 Read by Alan Mapstone
Laura Sorrell 6:59 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Ria Sorrell 11:37 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Chaney Spell 4:27 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Tanner Spikes 3:39 Read by Kevin Waters
Annie Stephenson 5:13 Read by czandra
Sam T Stewart 10:41 Read by Kazbek
Emma Stone 3:14 Read by Jim Locke
William Sykes 8:34 Read by Kerry Adams
Annie Taylor 3:59 Read by Jim Locke
R.S.Taylor 10:16 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Elias Thomas 8:16 Read by Larry Wilson
Jacob Thomas 5:04 Read by Kevin Waters
Margaret Thornton 3:07 Read by Jim Locke
Tillie 5:10 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Ellen Trell 4:34 Read by Jim Locke
Henry James Trentham 5:48 Read by Curtis R.
Jane Anne Privette Upperman 6:12 Read by Mari Patterson
Ophelia Whitley 6:23 Read by Jim Locke
Tom Wilcox 4:53 Read by Curtis R.
Catharine Williams 7:27 Read by Mari Patterson
Rev. Handy Williams 5:08 Read by Kevin Waters
John Thomas Williams 4:02 Read by Kevin Waters
Lizzie Williams 12:53 Read by Jim Locke
Penny Williams 5:59 Read by Jim Locke
Plaz Williams 5:21 Read by Mari Patterson
Melissa Williamson 5:38 Read by Mari Patterson
Alex Woods 7:38 Read by Kevin Waters
Anna Wright 9:25 Read by Mari Patterson
Dilly Yellady 7:07 Read by Kevin Waters
Hilliard Yellerday 8:33 Read by Kevin Waters