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John Wesley Work III – Episode 1 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 works and compositions of the Composer, professor and Folklorist John Wesley Work III Pictures and Video Courtesy the Library of Congress Video…

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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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