:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about race relations on St. Simons Island
:: Genre :: interview, spoken, story
:: 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 I 9/61
:: Date :: 9/24/1961
:: Reference Information :: T947.1, Track 11 (00:10:08)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The second of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones discusses race relations between whites and blacks on St. Simons Island, and in the work environment. A friend of Jones was insulted on the job by her white boss. Jones refused to fill the job because of the way her friend had been treated. She tells about experiences with a white employer who was on drugs and behaved disrepectfully.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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