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Mary A. Hicks interview with Henry Bobbitt

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Identifier: MSS 2896
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bobbitt 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. Bobbitt tells about working and living conditions on the plantation. The slaves were not allowed to read and write or attend church. He talks about the slave trade and marriages. He thinks Lincoln was cruel for emancipating salves and not giving them a...

Mary A. Hicks interview with Herndon Bogan

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Identifier: MSS 2897
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bogan 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. The interview took place in the North Carolina state prison, where Bogan was incarcerated for manslaughter. He tells about his father going to war to fight with his master for the Confederacy. The wife of the slave owner was a Yankee sympathizer. Bogan also...

Mary A. Hicks interview with Lucy Brown

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Identifier: MSS 2899
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Brown 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. Brown was a child during the Civil War and relates stories she heard from her mother. Brown makes references to slave women giving birth while working in the fields, whippings of pregnant slaves, and witchcraft. Brown gave birth to 16 children in 16 years.

Mary A. Hicks interview with Mattie Curtis

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Identifier: MSS 2895
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Curtis was interviewed by Mary Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Curtis describes how badly she was treated by various owners. She was not given clothes until she was fourteen years of age, and her life was threatened at times. She explains that "yeller gals" were kept in a different slave quarter where the master and his...

Mary A. Hicks interviews with Midge Burnett

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Identifier: MSS 2900
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Burnett 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. Burnett talks about his work as a slave and also tells what the slaves did for recreation. He claims that the master only hit one slave once, and he gives an account of that occurrence.

Interviews with former slaves in Oklahoma

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Identifier: MSS 2944
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a microfilmed copy of typewritten interviews. Former slaves living in Oklahoma were interviewed about their experiences while in bondage. Some of them tell about their experiences with the Ku-Klux Klan.

Travis Jordan interview with Mary Wallace Bowe

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Identifier: MSS 2898
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bowe was interviewed by Travis Jordan in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Bowe talks about her master going to the Civil War and when the Yankees invaded the plantation. She and the slaves hid and saved the jewelry and silver objects. She claims that Abraham Lincoln passed through the plantation as a spy and dressed like a peddler.

T. Pat Matthews interview with Squire Dowd

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Identifier: MSS 2936
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Dowd was interviewed by T. Pat Matthews in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Dowd talks about his life as a slave. He was afraid of Federal forces when they moved into the area at the end of the Civil War, but he did not know he was free until five years later. He also talks about his early religious instruction.

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