Speaker: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
Topic: Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families
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Brief Description: The WPA Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the late 1930s provides us with more than 2,300 first-person accounts of former slaves. This collection provides autobiographical experiences of the slavery institution. But how can we use this rich resource? Can they be relied upon? The slave narratives, with their autobiographical accounts, can provide insight into the institution, and rich context and clues for family research.
Speaker Bio: Ann is an educator and consultant. Her specialties are Methodology, Research Sources, Computer Resources, Vital Records and their Sources, and Conference Planning. She is the author of several articles for the NGS Magazine and the co-author of the NGS Research in the States Series-Florida.