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T. Pat Matthews interview with Louisa Covington Adams

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Identifier: MSS 2865
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of the typescript of an interview. Adams was interviewed by T. Pat Matthews on 7 June 1937 as part of a Works Progress Administration assignment. Adams tells about her experiences as a slave in North Carolina. Adams said that she was treated poorly, given little food, and few clothes. Slaves were not allowed to have fun, learn to read and write, or to go to church. They were given no holidays and were forced to work even after being badly whipped. She also...

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  • Subject: Civic Activism X
  • Names: Adams, Louisa Covington, approximately 1857- X