Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

The Slave Narratives Auditions

Thursday, August 30, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018
Presented By 
Venice Island Exposure Arts
Aug 30

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 six 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.