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Name:Timiyah Smith-Washington Date:12/09 School: GSHS Facilitator:Susan Nelson 11.03 Slave Narratives Introduction: During the 1930’s former slaves were interviewed in a Federal Writers Project Slave Narratives. 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). Instructions: 1. Read the interview “Charlie Aarons, Ex-Slave, Says He Loved Young Master [Master] John” linked on the Task page. Be sure to read through all 5 pages using the “Next Page” button. 2. Complete the questions on the chart as you read. Topic Charlie Aaron 1. When and where was this narrative written? Where was subject born? August 6, 1937 Oak Grove, Al Born at Petersburg, Va 2. Was subject sold from one person to another? Discuss At around 10 years old, he was sold by Mr. White to a speculator named Jones who brought him to Mobile and subsequently finally sold at the slave mart on Royal and State Street to MrJason Harris.

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