:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on slavery, racism, and the sexual mistreatment of black women by white men
:: Genre :: interview, spoken, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [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 6/61
:: Date :: 6/26/1961
:: Reference Information :: T946.0, Track 3 (00:25:40)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The first of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones talks about slavery and racism and describes how white men behaved toward black women, making them feel ashamed and angry. She discusses the effect upon African Americans of the epithet 'nigger' and of differences in skin color. Jones addresses male and female roles in the church, noting that leadership is a man's responsibility. Also discussed is the idea that it is imperative to care deeply for children so they realize how much they have to give. Explains Go Wash In The Beautiful Stream.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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