Henry Bedford Ex-Slave Narrative   Save
Henry Bedford Ex-Slave Narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Henry Bedford was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. Bedford talks about life on the plantation where he was a slave in Tennessee. After the Civil War, he moved to Springfield, Ohio, where he made a living selling coal by the basket and operating a tennis court. 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_1170199_001
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Business and Labor; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)