:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about 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 VIII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/19/1961
:: Reference Information :: T965.0, Track 4 (00:05:52)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 14 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie doesn't remember her family talking about voting. She heard about the Ku Klux Klan in Florida -- they called them "gangs." Bessie remembers hearing about these gangs running black families from their homes. Alan Lomax says that Georgia was the natural home of the Ku Klux Klan. Bessie is surprised, she thought it was Alabama.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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