Author: I. M. Warren


“Interview with Baily Cunningham” (1938)

Baily Cunningham, a man born into slavery, tells an interviewer from the Virginia Writers Project about his life. His narrative includes detailed descriptions of the clothing enslaved people wore at different ages, the homes the enslaved community in which he lived resided in, and a meteor shower he witnessed as a young boy. The interview begins with a narrative description of Cunningham written by the Virginia Writers Project interviewer I. M. Warren. Warren’s questions are included.

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