RALEIGH, N.C. --The N.C. Museum of History is holding a program about the lives of slaves during the Civil War, based on their own words.
N.C. State University's creative writing director, Lucinda MacKethan, will present the program titled "Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices." In the program Sunday, MacKethan will discuss the ways black writers fought against slavery and racism in North Carolina. She'll use the narratives of Harriet Jacobs, Moses Roper and Lunsford Lane in her discussion, along with the poetry or George Moses Horton and interviews from the Work Progress Administration narratives.
The writings provide a picture of how slaves lived, worked and worshipped.
MacKethan also will highlight the lives of slaves at Somerset Place near Creswell and Stagville, located near Durham.