They were more than slaves. They had a story. Tune in to the February 1, 2017 episode of BlackProGen LIVE!
More than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). (1) Take a deep dive into these records to discover how they can help add depth to your ancestral story or break down insurmountable brick walls. Click here to watch the episode or view it below.
Panelists for this episode include:
- Nicka Smith
- True Lewis
- Shelley Murphy
- James Morgan, III
- Angela Walton-Raji
- Renate Yarborough Sanders
- Toni Carrier
- Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
We also had a great discussion during our Ask Mariah session regarding Anthony Wilkins of Grant Parish, Louisiana. Weigh in below with your comments!