Ex-Slaves Speak

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First Sergeant
Jun 2, 2017
Here is a very unique ABC Nightline program that introduces us to voices from the past. These are actual slave recordings done in the 1930's by the Work Project Administration (WPA) and digitized several years ago. Some views expressed by the ex-slaves are eye opening. For example not all freed slaves were enthused to see Union soldiers coming to free them. And many slaves "didn't know what to do when freedom came..."