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20th-Century Photos of Ex-Slaves

(start date:  -  end date: ) This is a flickr site by beeskep that contains photograph images of former slaves who were interviewed for the Slave Narratives. Documenting the lives of former slaves began in 1929 at Fisk College [now Fisk University] and at Southern [now Southern University and A&M College]. The work was continued by Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University] in 1934. The narratives were part of the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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“20th-Century Photos of Ex-Slaves,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 19, 2017,

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