Additional Resources in the Library of Congress
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 - This collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. This online collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs from the Prints and Photographs Division that are available to the public for the first time.
Images of African-American Slavery and Freedom from the Collections of the Library of Congress - Photographs from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.