Voices from the Days of Slavery: Stories, Songs and Memories

Voices from the Days of Slavery: Stories, Songs and Memories

Published by: Library of Congress
3 Episodes | First Released: Jun 29 '09
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CmGreenie246
Oct 24
Rating:   10
Please add more recordings

These are wonderful clips. I wish the entire catalog from the Library of Congress would be added to this series!

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b0realis
Oct 4 '12
Rating:   10
must-listen

Pity sound quality is bad. Great our history has been preserved.

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Hisherstorylover
Aug 1 '11
Rating:   10
Priceless

There is nothing like oral history. These first hand accounts of the horrors and inhumanity of slavery are invaluable. What I appreciate the most is the inclusion of the struggles of African Americans upon emancipation at the end of the Civil War. This man is over 100 years old at the time of this interview - not difficult to understand why it is hard to understand him periodically. More often than not, however, he is quite clear. Particularly, with regard to choosing between being slave or free- no question as to where he stands. Note: There are some things about slavery he would rather not discuss. He does note, however, that some African Americans would choose to return to their former status- Jim Crow made life so unbearable for most of them in the South. This is reality at its best. Can't wait for my students to listen to this interview and follow along with the transcript.

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cj.wall
Jun 14 '11
Rating:   10
THANK YOU

I have heard stories at the family reunions. I have seen the movie "Sanfoka" and now to actually stumble upon this is like "food to my soul". If you really want to find something it is possible through the Library of Congress and the Census Bureau...... Thank you.

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Duchess1964
Dec 1 '09
Rating:   10
Fascinating

Real history from real witnesses! I am so grateful just to hear his voice and feel what he felt. This is American history for real! Thanks!

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Sterling Babe
Jul 2 '09
Rating:   4
Voices from the Days of Slavery

1. Cannot understand what the man is saying.
2. Cannot understand what the man is saying.
3. Facinating. I could understand it all.

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mfazuta
Apr 10 '09
Rating:   10
Wow

an indispensable record of history that, fortunately due to FDR's New Deal, has not been lost to time.

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