Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 4
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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 4

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  • SLAVE NARRATIVES
  • 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
  • VOLUME IV
  • GEORGIA NARRATIVES
  • PART 4
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Georgia
  • INFORMANTS
    • COMBINED INTERVIEWS
    • Transcriber's Notes:
    • PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE GEORGIA TELFAIR, Age 74 Box 131, R.F.D. #2 Athens, Ga. Written by: Miss Grace McCune Athens, Ga. Edited by: Mrs. Sarah H. Hall Athens, Ga. and Mrs. Leila Harris Augusta, Ga. [Date Stamp: APR 29 1938]
    • PLANTATION LIFE CORDELIA THOMAS, Age 80 130 Berry Street Athens, Ga. Written by: Grace McCune [HW: (white)] Athens Edited by: Sarah H. Hall Athens Leila Harris Augusta and John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Residencies 6 & 7
    • [HW: Dist-2 Ex Slave #105] Alberta Minor Re-search Worker FOLKLORE EX-SLAVE—IKE THOMAS Heidt Bridges Farm near Rio Georgia Interviewed September 4, 1936 [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist 1 Ex-Slave #107] JANE MICKENS TOOMBS OF WASHINGTON-WILKES Age approx. 82 by Minnie Branham Stonestreet Washington-Wilkes GEORGIA [Date Stamp: JAN 26 1937] [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist. 7 Ex-slave #108] District 7 Adella S. Dixon PHIL TOWNS OLD SLAVE STORY [Date Stamp: — 8 1937]
    • PLANTATION LIFE NEAL UPSON, Age 81 450 4th Street Athens, Georgia Written by: Miss Grace McCune [HW: (White)] Athens Edited by: Mrs. Sarah H. Hall Athens and John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Residencies 6 & 7 Augusta, Ga. August 5, 1938
    • [HW: Georgia] PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE JOHN F. VAN HOOK, Age 76 Newton Bridge Road Athens, Georgia Written by: Mrs. Sadie B. Hornsby Area 6 Athens Edited by: Mrs. Sarah H. Hall Athens and John N. Booth Area Supervisor of Federal Writers' Project—Areas 6 & 7, Augusta, Ga. Dec. 1, 1938
    • PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE ADDIE VINSON, Age 86 653 Dearing Street Athens, Georgia Written By: Mrs. Sadie B. Hornsby Athens, Georgia Edited By: Mrs. Sarah H. Hall Athens, Georgia and John N. Booth WPA Residency No. 6 & 7 August 23, 1938
    • PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE EMMA VIRGEL, Age 73 1491 W. Broad Street Athens, Georgia Written by: Grace McCune Athens Edited by: Sarah H. Hall Athens and John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Residencies 6 & 7 Augusta, Ga. [Date Stamp: MAY 13 1938]
    • [HW: Dist. 7 Ex-Slave #110] Adella S. Dixon INTERVIEW WITH RHODUS WALTON, EX-SLAVE, Age 84 [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist. 5 Ex-slave #111 (Ross)] AN ACCOUNT Of SLAVERY RELATED BY WILLIAM WARD—EX-SLAVE [Date Stamp: 10-8-1937]
    • Driskell JWL 10-12-37 [MR. WILLIAM WARD]
    • Willie H. Cole 10-8-37 THE STORY OF AN EX-SLAVE [MRS. LULA WASHINGTON, Age 84]
    • PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE GREEN WILLBANKS, Age 77 347 Fairview Street Athens, Georgia Written by: Mrs. Sadie B. Hornsby Athens Edited by: Mrs. Sarah H. Hall Athens and John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Residencies 6 & 7 Augusta, Georgia Sept. 19, 1938
    • [HW: Dist 5] Josephine Lowell [HW: ELIZA WILLIAMSON]
    • PLANTATION LIFE AS VIEWED BY AN EX-SLAVE FRANCES WILLINGHAM, Age 78 288 Bridge Street Athens, Georgia Written by: Sadie B. Hornsby Athens Edited by: Sarah H. Hall Athens Leila Harris Augusta and John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Residencies 6 & 7
    • [HW: Dist-1-2 Ex-slave #114 (Mrs. Stonestreet)] ADELINE WILLIS—EX-SLAVE [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECTS Augusta-Athens Supervisor: Miss Velma Bell EXCERPTS FROM SLAVE INTERVIEWS UNCLE WILLIS [Date Stamp: APR 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist 1-2 Ex-Slave #116] EX-SLAVE INTERVIEW CORNELIA WINFIELD, Age 82 Richmond County 1341 Ninth Street Augusta, Georgia BY: (Mrs.) Margaret Johnson—Editor Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist. 5 Ex-Slave #117] E. Driskell Whitley 1-20-37 GEORGE WOMBLE EX-SLAVE [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
    • [HW: Dist. 5 Ex. Slave #118 E. Driskell] SLAVERY AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF HENRY WRIGHT—EX-SLAVE, Age 99
    • [HW: Dist. 6 Ex-Slave #119 v.3] "MAMMY DINK" [HW: DINK WALTON YOUNG], Age 96 Place of birth: On the Walton plantation, near old Baughville, Talbot County, Georgia Date of Birth: About 1840 Present residence: Fifth Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, Columbus, Georgia Interviewed: August 1, 1936
    • Whitley, 4-29-37 Ex-Slave #119 MAMMY DINK IS DEAD [HW: (From Columbus News—Record of Dec-8-1936)]
    • COMBINED INTERVIEWS [HW: Dist 1-2 Ex-Slave #24] FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECTS, Augusta-Athens Supervisor: Miss Velma Bell [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937] EXCERPTS FROM SLAVE INTERVIEWS [ADELINE]
    • [EUGENE]
    • [MARY]
    • [RACHEL]
    • [LAURA]
    • [MATILDA]
    • [EASTER]
    • [CARRIE]
    • [MALINDA]
    • [AMELIA]
    • FOUR SLAVES INTERVIEWED by MAUDE BARRAGAN, EDITH BELL LOVE, RUBY LORRAINE RADFORD ELLEN CAMPBELL, 1030 Brayton Street, Augusta, Ga., Born 1846.
    • RACHEL SULLIVAN, 1327 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Ga., Born 1852.
    • EUGENE WESLEY SMITH, 1105 Robert Street, Augusta, Ga., Born 1852
    • WILLIS BENNEFIELD, HEPHZIBAH, GA., Born 1835.
    • FOLKLORE Interviews obtained from: MRS. EMMALINE HEARD, 239 Cain St. NE MRS. ROSA MILLEGAN, 231 Chestnut Ave. NE MR. JASPER MILLEGAN, 231 Chestnut Ave. NE Atlanta, Ga. [Date Stamp: MAY 12 1937] [MRS. EMMALINE HEARD]
    • [MRS. ROSA MILLEGAN AND MR. JASPER MILLEGAN]
    • FOLKLORE (Negro) Minnie B. Ross [MRS. CAMILLA JACKSON]
    • [MRS. ANNA GRANT]
    • [MRS. EMMALINE HEARD]
    • FOLKLORE (Negro) Edwin Driscoll [MRS. JULIA RUSH, MR. GEORGE LEONARD, MR. HENRY HOLMES, MR. ELLIS STRICKLAND, MR. SAM STEVENS, JOE (a boy)]
      • VOODOO AND CONJURE
      • POSITIVE CURES AND CONTROLS
      • WITCH RIDING
      • APPARITIONS AND GHOSTS
      • CUSTOMS CONCERNING COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
      • HUNTING LORE
    • VOODOO AND CONJURE
    • POSITIVE CURES AND CONTROLS
    • WITCH RIDING
    • APPARITIONS AND GHOSTS
    • CUSTOMS CONCERNING COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
    • HUNTING LORE
    • COMPILATION FOLKLORE INTERVIEWS—RICHMOND COUNTY CONJURATION Written by: Louise Oliphant Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia Edited by: John N. Booth, District Supervisor, Residencies 6 & 7, Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia
    • COMPILATION RICHMOND COUNTY—EX-SLAVE INTERVIEWS FOLK REMEDIES AND SUPERSTITION Written by: Louise Oliphant Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia Edited by: John N. Booth District Supervisor Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia
    • COMPILATION RICHMOND COUNTY EX-SLAVE INTERVIEWS MISTREATMENT OF SLAVES Written by: Louise Oliphant, Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia Edited by: John N. Booth, District Supervisor, Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Georgia
    • [HW: Dist. #2 Ex. Slave #99] SLAVERY by RUBY LORRAINE RADFORD COMPILATION MADE FROM INTERVIEWS WITH 30 SLAVES AND INFORMATION FROM SLAVERY LAWS AND OLD NEWSPAPER FILES [Date Stamp: MAY 8 1937]
      • SLAVERY
      • HOUSING CONDITIONS
      • FOOD
      • TYPES OF WORK
      • EDUCATION
      • RELIGION
      • DISCIPLINE
      • OVERSEERS
      • AMUSEMENTS
      • SLAVE SALES
      • WAR MEMORIES
      • FREEDOM
      • FOLK LORE
      • INTERESTING CUSTOMS
      • DRESS
      • NUMBER OF SLAVES
    • SLAVERY
    • HOUSING CONDITIONS
    • FOOD
    • TYPES OF WORK
    • EDUCATION
    • RELIGION
    • DISCIPLINE
    • OVERSEERS
    • AMUSEMENTS
    • SLAVE SALES
    • WAR MEMORIES
    • FREEDOM
    • FOLK LORE
    • INTERESTING CUSTOMS
    • DRESS
    • NUMBER OF SLAVES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • COMPILATION RICHMOND COUNTY EX-SLAVE INTERVIEWS WORK, PLAY, FOOD, CLOTHING, MARRIAGE, etc. Written by: Louise Oliphant Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Ga. Edited by: John N. Booth District Supervisor, Federal Writers' Project Augusta, Ga.
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