NPR Interviews David Blight and Ruth Washington

[Hat-Tip to Tim Greenman]

Today’s Fresh Air (NPR) featured an interview with David Blight about his new book, A Slave No More, which includes two slave narratives written by John Washington and Wallace Turnage.  NPR also interviewed John Washington’s descendants: granddaughter Ruth Washington, great-granddaughter Barbara Anne Hinksman, and great-great-granddaughter Maureen Ramos.

Click here for my earlier post about this wonderful story.

1 comment… add one
  • mannie gentile Dec 6, 2007 @ 17:44


    I caught them on “Fresh Air” today (podcast, I think). Fantastic story!

    Thanks for the heads-up in the form of your recent post on the subject…

    got to look really informed in front of my wife.


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