Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). As a precursor […]
On this segment of the Jack Dappa Blues Radio show, Jontavious Willis, Blues Musician and historian, shares with me the reason he produced an interview series featuring his grandparents at their home in Greenville, GA. We discover the history of his family, the conditions of Black Life in America and the stories that accompany our […]
On this episode I talk to Photographer Jim Alexander who was born to contractor David Alexander and Frances James Alexander on August 7, 1935 in Waldwick, New Jersey. In 1968 Alexander began to document the local and national response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Earning a reputation as a documentary photographer, […]
On this part 1 of a 2 part series, I have the honor to speak with 4th generation Georgia Bluesman Tony Bryant! Tony Bryant represents four generations of family Georgia Blues going back to the turn of the 20th century. His sound is a time capsule back to the birth of the blues and bottleneck […]
Published by Lamont Jack Pearley On this part one episode of a two part series, I have the honor to speak to the great grand daughter of Mississippi John Hurt, Mary Hurt Wright, who shares with us her upbringing in Mississippi with her parents and grandfather which opened her eyes to the importance of […]
Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On This powerful episode, I have the honor to speak with one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration, about the blues of the educational system pertaining to Black and Brown children. […]
Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode, I have the honor to talk Blues with living Legend, son of a Legend Big Bill Morganfield about his New album Bloodstains on the Wall, His new record Label Black Shucks Records and his process of music making. Big Bill Morganfield™ is the son of McKinley Morganfield […]
Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley on this episode of Jack Dappa Blues Radio I speak with the living legend….Lifetime Achievement award winner in the blues!!~!”The Chief” Eddy Clearwater.
Published By Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I’m talking to Cicero Blake, the original lead singer of the Golden Tones…Blake appears at many blues festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival.
Published By Lamont Jack Pearley On This Episode, I speak to the Busy Busy Mover and Shaker Lynn Orman Weiss, Producer/Publicist/Media/Activist: I produce segments/stories 4 radio, tv, docs celebrating legends. She shares with us her new project “WOMEN OF THE BLUES” TRAVELING EXHIBIT.