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Identifier: MSS 2876
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Augustus was interviewed by T. Pat Mathews in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Augustus describes what it was like being a child slave. She talks about her grandmother who cared for white babies as a wet nurse, and who cared for the dead. After the Civil War Augustus was always surrounded by "white folks," and she tried to live up to the...
Found in: L. Tom Perry Special Collections