Negro Families et al. in Lexington, Mississippi - the 1930's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 231:

But it was our turn to be awed afterward, when the girls of the school came on and sang. We were professionals and we had done our best, but those little girl singers put us in the twilight by the sea at high tide. The professional never lived who could compete with them. It is hard for me to describe the emotion roused in my breast as I listened. For this was pure. Those little girls sang and praised their God, and it must have been how women first sang before there were teachers to coach youngsters how to imitate others. When the girls sang there was nothing between them and their …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 231. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Lexington, Mississippi


Ethel Waters
dancer, Singing

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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 10:02:52 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:05:59 +0100