Finding our Ancestors' Voices
Identifying Family Traditions in the WPA Slave Narratives
The slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938 offer a rich body of material for historical research. Join visiting scholar and fellow Dr. Ichile who will examine how to use the WPA slave narratives to uncover African American cultural traditions and genealogy information on enslaved families. This annual spring lecture is co-sponsored with the Baltimore chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
About Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Ph.D.
Iyelli Ichile currently serves as the Post-doctoral Fellow in African American History at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum & the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has a Ph.D. in African Diaspora History from Howard University, and a Master's in African American Studies from Columbia University.
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