Mary A. Hicks interview with Charlie Barbour

Mary A. Hicks interview with Charlie Barbour

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Barbour was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Barbour talks about slave dances, "corn shuckin's," and not being able to swim. He remembers the Yankees entering and ransacking the plantation. He was happy to be free and escape the fear of being sold. He said he did well after emancipation. "I'se glad dat slavery am ober. Cas now de nigger has got a chanct ter live an' larn with de whites. Dey won't neber be as good as de whites but dey can larn ter live an' enjoy life more."

  • Extent: 1 item (4 p.)
  • Creator: Barbour, Charlie, ca. 1851. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2888
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interviews must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2888; Mary A. Hicks interview with Charles Barbour; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2888, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
Acquisition Information
Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.
Subject Terms
Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Slavery--North Carolina; Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina; Slaves--North Carolina--Interviews
Genre / Form
Interviews
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2888
Finding Aid Title
Hicks (Mary A.) interview with Charlie Barbour
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Barbour was a former slave living in North Carolina.



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