Warm Southern Breeze

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American Slaves: Voices from the past

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 17, 2010

The Library of Congress continues to be a service to the American people, and to the world at large.

Are libraries for the educated, the elite, the ignorant, or everyone, or none of the above?

Do they serve the exclusive purpose of education, or are they for entertainment, as well?

In my estimation, they are for the love of humanity. They exist for any, every and all purposes, and for none other than they are – which is to serve us everyone.

Toward that end, the Library of Congress continues to document “We the people,” and share the stories of our lives.

Here is one such story – an interview with a former Negro slave, Alice Gaston, of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, recorded by Robert Sonkin, in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, 1941.


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