:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about her childhood and schooling in Smithville and Dawson, Georgia
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Sea Islands, Georgia
:: Session :: Bessie Jones I 9/61
:: Date :: 9/24/1961
:: Reference Information :: T947.1, Track 16 (00:03:00)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The second of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones was born in Smithville, Georgia, on February 8, 1902, but was soon taken to live with her grandmother in Dawson, where she stayed until age 11. She attended school sporadically, between her other responsibilities, which included taking care of the babies in the family and household chores.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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