Fantastic Audio: American Slaves on Being Freed in Their Own Words

Check out these recordings of first-person recollections of a few of the 4 million slaves that were freed by the 13th Amendment in 1865. The full story behind these digitized recordings at the Library of Congress can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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