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Nearly all of the interviewers were white southerners and most of them were women. Far too often the tone and even the content of the interv...

JOSH TARBUTTON, age 100, EX-SLAVE, in Walthall County. (1930's WPA photograph, courtesy Mississippi Department of Archives and History.)

Black Mexican's. Interesting article about a population and their history that is not widely known.

Russell Lee. . ..:A former slave displaying a horn used to call slaves.

Indeed, Calabar actually are mispronunciations. According to researchers it should be pronounced Caleb-Abbar: meaning descendant of Caleb or sons of God. Caleb led the Israelite into the Promised Land and Abbar means God. There many synagogues across Nigeria that many Nigerians know little or heard little about.

LEWIS JONES, 86, WAS BORN A SLAVE in Fayette Co., Texas. Lewis' father was born a Slave and was sold to Fred Tate, who used him as a breeder to build up his Slave stock. Lewis took his father's name after Emancipation. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. 1936-1938)

'CROWNED'...PAULINE GRICE, 81, was BORN A SLAVE of John Blackshier, who owned her mother, about 150 slaves, 50 slave children, and a large plantation, near Atlanta, Georgia.

former slave reunion - Former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project

Wes Brady, ex-slave, Marshall, Texas. Forms part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collections. Date 4 December 1937