An interview with Fountain Hughes, a 101 year-old former slave, from the spoken-word collection at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

Recorded in Baltimore, MD. Premiered August 24, 1997, on Weekend Edition Sunday.

This documentary comes from Sound Portraits Productions, a mission-driven independent production company that was created by Dave Isay in 1994. Sound Portraits was the predecessor to StoryCorps and was dedicated to telling stories that brought neglected American voices to a national audience.