Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2021

Department 1

First Year Seminar


This essay examines an interview with a former slave, Sarah Graves. The interview is a product of the Federal Writers' Project, a government funded program created during the Great Depression. I address the possible problems that arise when working with this type of memory source (an interview), and how to work around them. This essay also ponders the reasoning why certain bits of information were included in the interview, and why others were excluded.


Written for FYS 184-4: Civil War Memory from 1865 to the Age of Black Lives Matter

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