Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Slave Narratives

Friday, February 14, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020
Presented By 
Grounded Theatre Company
Feb 14 to Feb 15
7
00
PM
Feb 16
2
00
PM
VIP $20, General Admission $15, Children $10
Theatre

A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. Typewritten records prepared by the Federal Writers’ Project 1936-1938

Assembled by The Library of Congress Project work Projects Administration for the District of Columbia Sponsored by the Library of Congress, Washington 1941

We take a look at eleven former slaves accounts about their experiences during and after slavery. All but one former slave; Siney Bonner (Alabama) is from North and South Carolina. During the Great Migration a lot of former slaves or children of former slaves migrated North a lot of them to Philadelphia from the Carolinas.