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Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Story


Library of Congress site featuring audio recordings made of people who experienced slavery first-hand, providing a unique opportunity to listen to them describe their lives in their own voices. These interviews conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable ex-slaves, people born between 1823 and the early 1860s.

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