Strange Tales of the American South

Federal Writers Project (FWP) was a federal government program to support writers during the Great Depression, as part of the New Deal. Some folktales on this site were gathered by the Federal Writers Project.

Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) in the American South

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was a Great Depression-era federal project to fund and support writers as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Gullah Culture, Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) and The Boo Hag

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Gullah cultures of Sapelo Island and coastal Georgia, plus the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP), a Great Depression-era federal project to fund and support writers as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Gullah Culture, Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) and The Plat Eye

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Gullah cultures of Sapelo Island and coastal Georgia, plus the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP), a Great Depression-era federal project to fund and support writers as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The Meanest Man

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.

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