Charles Green Ex-Slave Narrative   Save
Charles Green Ex-Slave Narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Charles Green was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. After the Civil War, Green moved to Springfield, Ohio from a plantation in Kentucky. He talks about Springfield in the 1860s in the interview and his pleasure in learning how to read. The narrative is three pages and measures 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm). This item is part of a larger collection of Ohio Federal Writer's Project materials concerning Ohio history, agriculture, transplantation, education, sports, architecture, racial groups, points of interest, and cultural organizations. The files were created during the Great Depression by the Federal Writers' Project, an effort by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to employ professionals with writing skills who could not find work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1527_1170306_011
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Literary Ohio; Literacy; Civil War; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)