Experience American Slavery Through the Words of African-Americans Who Lived It "No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place." --Maya Angelou Author/Actress
Slave Narratives will connect Black Americans to their heroic forbears and open the eyes of anyone seeking to better understand the complexities of the unique American culture.
The search for who we are and what we will become is intimately linked to those who came before us. For many African-Americans part of that connection to the past includes the lives of a people who were brought to this continent against their will and went through many difficult experiences while seeking to preserve their history and heritage.
First-hand accounts of over 2000 slaves On this CD-ROMyou will find the moving stories more than 2300 of these tenacious men and women narrated to researchers in twenty-six states. Compiled under the direction of the Works Progress Administration from 1936-1938 these accounts are sure to touch and inspire those who read them for years to come.
"De white folks didn't learn us to do nothin' but wuk. Dey said dat us warn't 'spose to know how to read an' write...Us didn' have nowhar to go 'cep' church an' we didn' git no pleasure outten it 'case we warn't 'lowed to talk from de time we lef' home 'til us got back. Us didn't have no church 'cep' de white folks church. After de day's wuk was done there warn't anything for de slaves to do but go to bed... Abe Lincoln was as noble a man as ever walked...The chillun of Is'ael was in bondage one time an' God sent Moses to 'liver 'em. Well I 'spose dat God sent Abe Lincoln to 'liver us." --Mingo White former slave
Search easily with AncestryView Search by names or states with our powerful AncestryView technology to find the information you need. This intriguing anthology is an extraordinary way to learn about events that have influenced the lives of people throughout the United States.
Minimum System Requirements:
- 486/33 processor (Pentium processor recommended)
- Windows 95 or better
- 16mb RAM 15mb hard disk space
- 2x CD-ROM
- 15" monitor with 800x600 pixel display
- 16 bit color or higher
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