11.03 Slave Narratives
Introduction: During the 1930’s former slaves were interviewed in a
Federal Writers Project Slave
This was forty-five plus years since slavery had ended, so those interviewed were elderly, but
had vivid memories of being enslaved. You will read one of these narratives (some of the narratives are
written in dialect).
Read the interview “Charlie Aarons, Ex-Slave, Says He Loved Young Marster [Master] John”
linked on the Task page. Be sure to read through all 5 pages using the “Next Page” button.
Complete the questions on the chart as you read.
1. When and where was this
narrative written? Where was
2. Was subject sold from one
person to another? Discuss