Monday- 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday- 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday- 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reference Desk 563/333-6245
"How did it feel to be bought and sold like cattle, only to be liberated with nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help? In this profoundly moving program, Ted Koppel of ABC News presents the African-American slave experience in the voices of those who knew it firsthand. Thanks to tapes—now digitally remastered—from a project undertaken during the 1930s and 40s by John Henry Falke and others, 101-year-old Fountain Hughes, who was born in 1848, and other ex-slaves give their recollections of life before Emancipation and during Reconstruction" (from Fims on Demand description.)