May 17, 2022

Report: “Southern University Plans to Add 50 More Slave Narratives to its Online Collection”

From The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA):

Southern University is growing its archive of stories of 19th-century slaves.

Next spring, the university will add 50 accounts to its collection of 228 slave narratives collected by John B. Cade and his students in the 1930s. The additional 50 were collected by the Louisiana Works Progress Administration, and will be digitized and made available online, said Angela V. Proctor, head university archivist and digital librarian at SU’s John B. Cade Library.

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