anonymous audience in Philadelphia - the 1910's
from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 122:
However, I remained fairly indifferent toward that great war. My life was full and interesting. I imagine that the attitude of most Philadelphia Negroes toward World War I might have been summed up by the Boardola Brothers, two boys who played music on wash-boards. A song they sang went: "I don't think I want to go. The white folks makes the law Let white folks fight the war." They were wildly applauded when they appeared at the Standard Theatre. But one night the Army came right out on the stage and took them away. They, too, had been drafted.
Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428235664139 accessed: 22 February, 2024
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|performed by Boardola Brothers
|in the company of others, indoors, in public