Julia Ann James Ex-Slave Narrative   Save
Julia Ann James Ex-Slave Narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Julia Ann James was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. In the narrative, James talks about weaving and other work on the plantation where she was enslaved in North Carolina. She discusses seeing Union soldiers capture the plantation owner and moving to Gallipolis, Ohio after the war. 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_1170339_014
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Ohio Women; Civil War; Soldiers; Weaving; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Clark County (Ohio)