Federal Writers' Project

 
 
  Carrie Pollard, age 78 in 1936.    Library of Congres s

Carrie Pollard, age 78 in 1936.
Library of Congress






All vintage portraits of formerly enslaved Americans featured on this website are from the Library of Congress collection Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1938.  The collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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