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Mary A. Hicks interview with David Blount

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Identifier: MSS 2885
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Blount was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Blount tells a detailed story of how his master fired an abusive overseer. He also tells of how he stopped a slave revolt from occuring on the plantation. He acompanied his master to the Civil War as his "personal servant." Blount talks about Jim, a slave who was...

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