:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about fights and racial confrontations
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
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 V 9/61
:: Date :: 9/28/1961
:: Reference Information :: T954.1, Track 8 (00:09:14)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The sixth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones tells of an accidental shooting that took place as a man was cleaning his gun after an all-night dance. There were dangerous areas where police didn't go, and people carried pistols and knives to settle disputes on their own. Jones also tells of a fight between blacks and whites in 1918 that left many dead.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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