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Collection Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories

Rights and Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the Voices Remembering Slavery Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.

The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact theĀ Folklife Reading Room for assistance.

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For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

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Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:

  • Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection (AFC 1935/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection (AFC 1940/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress and Fisk University Mississippi Delta collection, 1941-1943 (AFC 1941/002), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • John Henry Faulk Recordings of Negro Religious Services. Part 3 (AFC 1941/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey Collection (AFC 1941/018), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Hampton Institute Duplication Project (AFC 1948/015), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Cyrus B. Koonce Collection (AFC 1950/037), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Elmer E. Sparks interview with Celia Black (AFC 1975/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Elmer E. Sparks interview with Charlie Smith (AFC 1975/023), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • American Dialect Society Collection (AFC 1984/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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