:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on the lynching of her uncle Son
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Marchand, Antoinette [vocal]
:: 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 X 10/61
:: Date :: 10/25/1961
:: Reference Information :: T969.1, Track 5 (00:18:52)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 16 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. The tracks on T969 form a single, long story, and for coherence should be listened to in order.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie talks about an uncle who was falsely accused of rape and lynched. The victim explained that it was a white boy but no one listened to her. Bessie's uncle Gene later made sure that Son had a proper burial. Uncle Gene was told in prayer that none of the men responsible for the lynching would live another year, and they didn't.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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