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Published on Mar 15, 2013
Becky Stone brings the voice of former slave Sarah Gudger to life from the Federal Writers Project Slave Narratives of 1937. Listen as she describes her personal experiences with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, thoughts on emancipation, and what life was like as a slave in Buncombe County.
This audio reenactment is part of the Forever Free: Slave Deeds of Buncombe County Exhibit. The Exhibit also features deeds and records showing the transactions of slaves as property, Last Will and Testaments of slave owners, and a video on slavery in Buncombe County.
Visit the exhibit: Feb 1st - April 30th at 35 Woodfin Street, Asheville NC
May 1st - July 31st at Pack Memorial Library, Asheville NC