Born in Slavery
Slave Narratives from Newberry County, South Carolina




Born in Slavery are slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938.  These contain more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. Source: Library of Congress.



Frances Andrews

Gordon Bluford

Jane Bradley

C. B. Burton

"Granny" Cain

Laura Caldwell

Solomon Caldwell

Rev. Tuff Coleman

John Davenport

Wallace Davis

Moses Davenport

Isabella Dorroh

Laurence Downing

Simon Gallman

Maria Cleland

Albert Oxner

Sam Rawls

 Anne Rice

Susie Riser

Joe Rutherford

Lila Rutherford

Henry Ryan

Emoline Satterwhite

Morgan Scurry

Bettie Suber

Ellen Swindler

Mary Veals

Emoline Wilson

Jane Wilson


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