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Tap Hawkins ex-slave narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Tap Hawkins was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. Hawkins was a slave in North Carolina before the Civil War. He never learned to read. After the Civil War, Hawkins worked as a sharecropper until he moved to Springfield, Ohio in 1900. 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_1170372_017
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Literary Ohio; Literacy; Civil War; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)