:: Title :: Commentary on Woody Guthrie, the CIO, Southern prison farms, and civil rights by Alan Lomax
:: Genre :: joke, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 46 (00:05:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A lecture and song performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to black spirituals and bad man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - American Unions helped to build American prosperity. Alan Lomax recalls some black jokes about segregation that were, like the blues, "a way of laughing to keep from crying." He talks about African-Americans at the forefront of the quest for freedom, in North and South America, such as Crispus Attucks, and Toussaint L'Overture. White America's denial of oppression and ignorance of the black contribution to history. Southern Prison farms were like concentration camps.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990



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