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Federal Writers Project, American Guide, Negro Writers Unit
Federal Writers' Project interview with "Father" Charles Coates, who was born into slavery in Virginia and later sold to a plantation in Georgia; Coates lived in Jacksonville, Florida later in life. Interview conducted and summarised by Viola B. Muse, field worker.
African Americans, Florida, Interviews, Slave narratives
University of South Florida USF
Coates, Charles; Muse, Viola B; and Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida, ""Father" Charles Coates: slave interview, December 3, 1936" (1936). Narratives of Formerly Enslaved Floridians. 10.