Susie Hawkins ex-slave narrative   Save
Susie Hawkins ex-slave narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Susie Hawkins was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. Hawkins was a slave in North Carolina before the Civil War. She talks about medical remedies used by the slaves, since they did not have doctors. She also mentions hearing Booker T. Washington speak. The narrative is two 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_1170397_019
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Ohio Women; Science and Technology; Medicine; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)