in North Carolina - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 85:

There is a type of white Southerner who respects certain Negro individuals. One of these that I met on the tour was a Mr. Charles Somers, who owned the theater we played in Richmond, Virginia. He saw that I had none of the humility of most Negro people living in the South, and respected me for it. When he saw that I drew business he offered us several weeks at three little theaters he had in North Carolina. One of these was in the Hills' home town. While we were playing there we stayed at their aunt's house. This was the first time I ran into real Southern living. It was a warm and …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 85. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: North Carolina

Listening to

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St. Louis Blues performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:07:42 +0100