Slave Narratives: Black Indians

Texas "H" 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

 Hadnot, Josh  Hadnot, Mandy
Wife of Josh
  Hadnot, Maria  Hamilton, Jeff
photo with narrative  
 Hamilton, William

 Harper, Pierce
 Harrell, Molly  Harrison, Jack   Texas History
Harwell, Alice
 Hatley, Sarah
 Hawthorne, Ann  Hayes, James
photo with narrative  
 Haywood, Felix
 Henderson, Albert
photo with narrative  
 Henderson, Phoebe
 Henry, Robert
photo with narrative  
 Hill, Albert
 Hill, Nellie  Hoard, Rosina  Slave Owner:
Hobbs, W. E
 Hobby, Lee  Hogan, Nelson  Holland,
Benjamin & Margaret
 Holland, Tom  Holman, Eliza
 Holt, Larnce
photo with narrative  
 Homer, Bill
 Homer, Mary
Wife of Bill
 Hook, Winger Van
photo with narrative  
 Hooper, Scott

photo with narrative  
 Houston, Alice
 Houston, Carolina  Howard, Josephine  Hughes, Lizzie  Humphrey, Alex
 Humphrey, Anna
photo with narrative  
 Hursey, Mose

photo with narrative  
 Hurt, Charley
 Hyles/Ryles, Josephine  Amazing Grace

Total: 39

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