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The Randolph Slaves, the first black settlers in Sidney, Ohio. |  Shadrack White, better known as "Buddie Shang", one of the freed Randolph slaves. He died in 1912, at the age of 97.

Born A Slave, Died Free--Freed Randolph Slaves' Journey From Virginia to Ohio

SHADRACK WHITE, better known as "Buddie Shang", one of the freed Randolph slaves. He died in at the age of The Randolph slaves, were the first black settlers in Sidney, Ohio.

Callie Shepherd , age 84, lives at 4701 Spring Ave., Dallas, Texas. She was born near Gilmer, Texas, in 1852, a slave of the Stevens family. At present she is cared for by her 68 year old son and his wife.

Callie Shepherd , age 84, lives at 4701 Spring Ave., Dallas, Texas. She was born near Gilmer, Texas, in 1852, a slave of the Stevens family. At present she is cared for by her 68 year old son and his wife.

MARTIN JACKSON, born in bondage, 1847, may be the only living former slave, (at the time of these interviews) who served in both the Civil War and the World War.  (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. 1936-1938)

MARTIN JACKSON, born in bondage, may be the only living former slave, (at the time of these interviews) who served in both the Civil War and the World War. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

An online anthology of slavery narratives from American Studies at U of Virginia.

Voices from the Days of Slavery, Audio Interviews (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

ca. 1862 Caption: Taylor slave of Col Hamilton as he arrived at the fort.

This photo breaks my heart! 1862 Caption: Taylor slave of Col Hamilton as he arrived at the fort.

JORDON SMITH, age 86, was born a Slave in Georgia.  "My gramma and granpa was full-blooded Africans and I couldn't unnerstand their talk."  (Slave Narratives, Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938)

JORDON SMITH, age was born a Slave in Georgia. "My gramma and granpa was full-blooded Africans and I couldn't unnerstand their talk.

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