The New Deal initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt included employment programs for jobless white-collar workers to collect narratives and life histories of former slaves.
John Lomax, a white Southerner, proposed that efforts be extended more systematically to the Southern and border states. On April 1, 1937, a collection of slave narratives and photographs formally began. This film includes many photographs of former Alabama slaves from the Lomax collection.
FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America Inspired by true events, Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and conquer the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern shore in 17th century colonial America in this historical novel.
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