Negro Families in Lexington, Mississippi - the 1930's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, pages 230-231:

While I was in Lexington I went out among the colored people there. I found many old settled people, as well as kids, who had never seen a show in their whole lives, or even a movie. So we got the band up there and gave our show for them. The night we gave our show the tears came to my eyes as I watched ragged and hard-working colored farm women humbly handing in to the school the cakes and other stuff they'd cooked. As they watched our show those people just sat there, awed and thunderstruck by everything: our clothes, the music, the dances. We might have been people from another world, …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 230-231. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Lexington, Mississippi


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Popular Music performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 01 May 2015 09:59:28 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:04:22 +0100