Interview with W.L. Bost, Ex-Slave


Instructions: Please click on the link above and read the interview on pages 138-147. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project conducted oral histories of former slaves who were still alive to preserve their memories of slave life. This testimony from W.L. Bost recounts the sale and enslavement of blacks in North Carolina in the 19th century. How does this oral history provide insight into the daily life of slaves?