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Mollie Williams was born a slave in Utica, Mississippi. But that’s not all she talks about when she reminisces about her childhood in her autobiographical interview with a Federal Writers’ Project staff member in the 1930s. She tells about what she wore, what she ate, what mischief she and the other kids (black and white) got into—even the hoodoo her father used on her mother.
It’s more than history—it’s life.
You can find out where to look for your own family’s stories at ancestry.com/africanamerican.