I first learned of the Slave Narratives, as they're called, while researching slavery in Texas for my plantation novels. Drawn to the word-for-word and often heart-wrenching telling of life in bondage, I wanted to learn more about the narratives and how they came about. 

Here are some of the websites I visited as well as a couple books I used to help me write Frankie's and Rena's stories. 

Library of Congress: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938

Federal Writers' Projec

I Was Born in Slavery

Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You

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