:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about racism and the Ku Klux Klan
:: 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 V 10/61
:: Date :: 10/8/1961
:: Reference Information :: T962.1, Track 5 (00:13:06)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 11 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones recalls the Ku Klux Klan and incidents of blacks being beaten and killed by whites. White people did not want black people to have television or radio for fear they would see and learn too much. Jones recalls specific persecutions, such as whites releasing a black man's mules, taking his farm, and burning his barns.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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