William Emmons ex-slave narrative   Save
William Emmons ex-slave narrative
Description: This interview of former slave William Emmons was done by an employee of the Ohio Federal Writer's Project. Emmons talks about life on the plantation and joining the army during the Civil War. After the war, he moved to Ripley, Ohio, where he married Sylvia Settles. He mentions the harassment of African Americans by the Ku Klux Klan. The narrative is five 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_1170232_004
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Civil Liberties; Military Ohio; African American soldiers; Civil War; Slavery; Plantation life; Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)