:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on school, church, family and friends in her youth
:: 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 V 9/61
:: Date :: 9/28/1961
:: Reference Information :: T954.1, Track 14 (00:11:44)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The sixth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones attended school at church. 'I never sat at a desk in my life.' The entire community or neighborhood tried to make sure that all of its children had school supplies. The children made and dyed their own book sacks, which lasted for years. On Saturdays, people went to town to shop, talk, and spend time with one another. Jones recalls carnivals, and spending time with a favorite uncle.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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