Another Slave Narrative
Preceded by the short film Anna
As part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1936-1938, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed more than 2,300 former slaves to gain first-hand accounts of slave life. Of those interviewed, nearly all were at least 80 years old and many were older than 120. Featuring a multiracial cast, Another Slave Narrative showcases performances of the original transcripts of these federal interviews in the former slaves’ own words. Each film alternates between several actors’ individual portrayal of one former slave. Offering a detailed account of slavery in the United States, the community of actors carries on the legacy of slavery. Discussion with director Michelle Jackson, moderated by John Mason (UVA)
Supported by Office for Diversity and Equity
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Saturday, November 3
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Director: Michelle Jackson.
Runtime: 38 min.
Featuring: Tony Terell Alston, John Bader, Andrea Bennett, Ray Bolton, Chris Burnett, Erin Chenoweth.