Sunday, February 1, 2015

VIDEO — Interviews with Ex-slaves

Approximately four million Americans enslaved in the United States were freed at the conclusion of the American Civil War. The stories of a few thousand have been passed on to future generations through word of mouth, diaries, letters, records, or written transcripts of interviews. Only twenty-six audio-recorded interviews of ex-slaves have been found. Look at their faces as you listen to them talk about their lives, describing what it was like being a slave and becoming free.