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September 20, 2012

The Emancipation Proclamation At 150: Voices Then And Now

Today, stories of slavery and fighting for a place in America. We hear from 101-year-old Fountain Hughes about his childhood as a slave. He says that if the threat of enslavement returned, he would shoot himself rather than be a slave again.

[ExSlave Narratives are a courtesy of the American Folklife Center's Archive of Folk Culture, available at the Voices from the Days of Slavery presentation.]

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