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Zora Neale Hurston – Episode 3 African American Folklorists, Writers and the Blues

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the life and works of Writer, Ethnologist and Folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. A stable of the South, a friend and colleague of Langston Hughes,…

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The Slave Narrative – Uncle Cinto Lewis

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode of Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio i will be reading from and discussing the Slave Narrative of Ex- Slave Uncle Cinto Lewis. Uncle Cinto Lewis, ex-slave, claims to “be 111 years old. He lived in a brick cabin with his wife, Aunt Lucy, on the Huntington Plantation, in Brazoria Co.Texas. Miss Kate Huntington says the cabin occupied by the old couple is part of the old slave quarters built by J. Greenville McNeel, who owned the plantation before Marion Huntington, Miss Kate’s…

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The Slave Narrative “Aunt Adeline” – Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley 30380 Interviewer Mrs* Zillah Cross Peel Person interviewed Aunt Adeline — Age 89 Home 101 Hock Street* Fayetteville. Arkansas *I was born a slave about 1848, in Hickmon County, Tennessee,* said Aunt Adeline who lives as care taker in a house at 101 Rock Street, Faystteville, Arkansas, which is owned by the Blakely-Budgens estate. Aunt Adeline has been a slave and a servant in five generations of the Parks family* Her mother, Liza, with a group of five Negroes, was sold into slavery to John…

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The Black South in Chicago – Federal Writers Project

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I came across this piece in the “American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940” after discussing Margaret Walker and her being hired by the Federal Writers Project in 1936 on today’s show! This is one of the many manuscripts that are part of the collection. Which the The Slave Narrative is also a part of. It is a very interesting take on the time and climate of Black Chicago. A look into the Black Experience that Cultivated African American Tribal…

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The Slave Narrative – Laura Abromsom R.F.D. Holly Grove Arkansas

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley This Episode we will be going over the Laura Abromsom R.F.D. Holly Grove Arkansas Slave Narrative. •30395 #6B5 8 Interviewer Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed Laura Abromsom Holly Grove* Arkansas Receives mail at Clarendon* Arkansas Age 74 *My mama was named Eloise Rogers* She was born in Missouri* She was sold and brought to three or four miles from Brownsville, Tennessee* Alex Rogers bought her and my papa* She had been a house girl and well cared for* She never got in contact wid her…

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Slave Narrative – Lucius Abernathey Interview

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley 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). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited transcripts was assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States…

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