Anti-Slavery History

A new project from the Boston Public Library invites you to help transcribe their collection of Anti-Slavery Manuscripts, and engage with history.

If you’re interested in more firsthand resources, you might like these accounts collected from formerly enslaved people in Virginia.

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Virginia Slave Narratives

These narratives were collected by the Federal Writers’ Project as a part of the New Deal during the Great Depression. You can view the full collection of accounts by visiting the Library of Congress collection Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project.

For more opportunities to help transcribe history, check out Making History: Transcribe from the Library of Virginia.

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