Lucy Ann Warfield Ex-Slave Narrative   Save
Lucy Ann Warfield Ex-Slave Narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Lucy Ann Warfield was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. In the interview, Warfield claims that she is 117 years old. She talks about life on the Kentucky plantation where she was a slave. She learned to read the Bible as a slave and moved to Springfield after the Civil 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_1170422_021
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Ohio Women; Literary Ohio; Religion in Ohio; Literacy; Civil War; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)