Virginia Washington ex-slave narrative   Save
Virginia Washington ex-slave narrative
Description: This interview of former slave Virginia Washington was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. Washington talks about her mother being sold away from the plantation where they were slaves and never seeing her again. During the Civil War, she ran away from the plantation and was assisted by Union soldiers. She went to Cincinnati, where she worked as a cook. 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_1170455_024
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Ohio Women; Civil War; Soldiers; Escapes; Slavery; Plantation life
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio); Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)