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Lunch and Learn: Interpreting WPA Slave Narratives

August 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Betty Eidenier will discuss this important primary resource created 1936-1939 by the WPA Federal Writers Project to record the life histories of people who had been enslaved. She will explain how to locate and use the narratives, which belong to our library of congress, and will put in context the interviews, which were intended to be faithful verbatim accounts yet vary by state and by interviewers. To attend, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-interpreting-wpa-slave-narratives-tickets-621888323717