Audio Quotes from Former Missouri Slaves

at Missouri State Museum

Quotes used in the audio presentation of the Slavery's Echoes exhibit are available below for downloading as MP3 files.  Transcripts of these quotes also are available for downloading.  Please give credit to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri State Museum.

Introduction used at the door

Sarah Graves, Nodaway County, Mo.

Individual Slave Narratives

Mary Armstong, St. Louis, Mo.
George Bollinger, Bollinger County, Mo.
Mark Discus, Dade County, Mo.
Rachal Goings, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Sarah Graves, Nodaway County, Mo.
Richard Kimmons, Lawrence County, Mo.
Emma Knight, Florida, Mo.
Charlie Richardson, Warrensburg, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.
Tishey Taylor, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Slavery in Missouri

Peter Corn, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.
Perry McGee, Fayette, Mo.
Delicia Patterson, Boonville, Mo.
Rhody Holsell, Fredericktown, Mo.
Hannah Allen, Fredericktown, Mo.
Robert Bryant, Caledonia, Mo.
Fil Hancock, Rolla, Mo.
Mary Peters, Phelps County, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.
Ann Stokes, Pemiscot County, Mo.

Treatment

James Abbot, Perry County, Mo.
Harriet Casey, Farmington, Mo.
Mary Peters, Missouri
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.
Gus Smith, Osage County, Mo.
Rachel Goings, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Housing

Parson Allen, Harrison County, Mo.
John Barker, Sedalia, Mo.
Eliza Overton, Farmington, Mo.
Charlie Richardson, Warrensburg, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.

Necessities: Food, Clothing and Medicine

Fil Hancock, Rolla, Mo. (Food)
Dave Harper, Montgomery County, Mo. (Food)
Harry Johnson, Mississippi County, Mo. (Food)
Gus Smith, Osage County, Mo. (Food)
Sarah Waggoner, Savannah, Mo. (Clothing)
Charlie Richardson, Warrensburg, Mo. (Clothing)
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo. (Clothing)
Sarah Graves, Nodaway County, Mo. (Clothing)
Will Daily, St. Louis, Mo. (Medicine)
George Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Medicine)

Slave Society:  Marriage, Religion and Free Time

John Baker, Sedalia, Mo. (Marriage)
Sarah Graves, Nodaway County, Mo. (Marriage)
George Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Religion)
Tishey Taylor, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Religion)
George Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Free Time)
Eliza Overton, Farmington, Mo. (Free Time)
William Black, New London, Mo. (Free Time)

Uncertain Future

Malinda Sloan Discus, Dade County, Mo.
Dave Harper, Montgomery County, Mo.
Perry McGee, Fayette, Mo.
Margaret Nickens, Paris and Liberty, Mo.
Charlie Richardson, Warrensburg, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.
Carrie Smith, Hannibal, Mo.
Gus Smith, Osage County, Mo.
Esther Easter, Westport, Mo.
Margaret Nickens, Paris and Liberty, Mo.

Freedom

Richard Bruner, Saline County, Mo.
Delicia Patterson, Boonville, Mo.
Peter Corn, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.

Work

George Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Will Daily, St. Louis, Mo.
Henry Dant, Ralls County, Mo.
Isabelle Henderson, Saline County, Mo.
Emma Knight, Monroe County, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo.
Bill Simms, Osceola, Mo