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William I. Johnson, Jr., WPA/VWP Life History

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Title

William I. Johnson, Jr., WPA/VWP Life History

Subject

Oral history

Description

William I. Johnson Jr., was born enslaved and was a butler for the Johnson family of Goochland County and Richmond. He describes slave auctions and slave hiring. He details his Civil War experiences, including how he escaped to Union lines. After the war, Johnson became a successful contractor in Richmond and belonged to numerous fraternal organizations.

Creator

Milton T. Randolph, interviewer

Source

Virginia Writers' Project Life Histories, Work Projects Administration of Virginia Records, 1939-1943, Accession 30432. Federal Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Date

March 28, 1937

Rights

CC BY-SA

Relation

WPA interview with William I. Johnson Jr.

Format

JPG

Identifier

System Number: 000506570

Coverage

Richmond City and Goochland County, Virginia

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