Great Teacher Resource!! Useful for Social Studies teachers, English teachers, and Theatre teachers. I took a select number of the African-American former slaves who were interviewed for The Slave Narratives and turned it into a script. This is perfect for the social studies teacher who wants to give their students a real-life look into what life was like during Antebellum South, the English teacher who wants their students to analyze and study different dialects, and the Theatre teacher who wants to give their students more experience with the story-telling style of performance.
Topics covered in this script include life in general, marriage, worship, property and prices, education, the Civil War, and freedom. The stories of these 11 former slaves help students and audiences alike form a better understanding of the reality of living in that tumultuous time period.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since these transcripts were a direct dictation, the n-word is present throughout the script. If this is something you do not feel like your class can handle appropriately, please feel free to change that word throughout the document.