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Tillie Powers, ex-slave
The Federal Writers' Project interviewed Tillie Powers, a former slave

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The Works Progress Administration
April 8, 1935

The Federal Writers' Project provided more than entertainment. It also recorded the stories of 10,000 men and women from different regions, jobs, races, and even former slaves through the Folklore project. These stories are important today because they give us a better idea of what it was like to live in those times. Who would you interview today if you were given the chance?
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