Slave Narratives: Black Indians

Texas "C" Surname Index

The WPA Narratives

To the Readers: You may find some terms or phrases offensive. The narratives have been transcribed as written, although they contain statements that may not be politically correct for the year 2000, they were terms used in the early 1900 (and even today) by all races.I am proud to say I am a Freedmen descendant, therefore to change their words would be a disservice to them, myself and to those who seek the truth.

Transcribed by Eleanor Wyatt : All names; Slaves, Slave owners and family members of both have been highlighted.

The narratives were copied word for word including most of the misspellings that occurred in the original. The spelling errors give some sense that the Federal Writers' Project employed writers who may have been somewhat less than Professionals

In this Texas collection there are interviews with over 600 ex-slaves, as well as interviews with whites old enough at the time to have remembered slavery. All narratives that displayed even the slightest change from those originally published have been included; in all but a few cases the changes are substantive. The interviews with whites provide a contrasting backdrop against which to read the ex-slave narratives. A few of the ex-slaves were interviewed together with a spouse or some other close relative, and in those cases two ex-slaves are presented. To view some of the items deleted for the ex-slaves narratives click the Dove at the bottome of this page

 Cain, Louis
 Calhoun, Jeff
photo with narrative  
 Campbell, Simpson

photo with narrative  
 Cape, James
 Carruthers, Richard

photo with narrative  
 Carter, Cato
 Carthen, Albert "Allen"  Cauthern, Jack
photo with narrative  
 Chamber, Lucy
 Chambers, Sally Banks
 Chappell, Clara  Chesley, Harriet  Childers, Henry
 Choice, Jeptha
 Christopher, Anthony
 Clark, Amos
photo with narrative  
 Clark, Anne
 Coker, Abraham  Cole, Alice  Cole, Harrison
 Cole Hattie  Cole Thomas  Coleman, Betty
 Coleman, Eli

photo with narrative  
 Coleman, Preely
 Coleman, William  Collins, Bill  Collins, Harriet  Columbus, Andrew  Compton, Jake
 Compton, Josephine 'Tippit"
Wife of Jake Compton

photo with narrative  
 Connally, Steve
 Cooper, Charlie  Cooper, Lucius
photo with narrative  
 Cormier, Valmar

 Cornish, Laura
 Cotton, Jane
photo with narrative  
 Cox, Elijah
 Craft, Sue
photo with narrative  
 Crawford, John

photo with narrative  
 Cumby, Green

photo with narrative  
 Cummins, Temple "Tempie"

photo with narrative  
 Cunningham, Adeline
 Curry, Kate  Amazing Grace

Total: 44

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