1065 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "African American"
Folk medicine practitioner Jessie Newsome

Folk medicine practitioner Jessie Newsome

Date
1984-03
Description
Four color slides. Images of Newsome with children and with herbs. She heals and makes cures using herbs and native plants.
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Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-02
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Mitchell, born in Greensboro, Alabama, first moved to Florida in 1949. Eventually, he was hired by Capells Shoe Store to shine (and later repair) shoes. Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin discovered him in the early 1970s, and he performed at several festivals thereafter. He does not sing (he usually has a harmonica player accompany him) but rather creates a syncopated beat with his rag. In the interview, he discusses his early life, moving to Florida, working at the shoe store, performing his shoe shine rag, and gives examples of his skill.
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Gospel music singer and promoter Major Hollis in his home

Gospel music singer and promoter Major Hollis in his home

Date
1994
Description
Two proof sheets with 72 black and white images (plus negatives). Hollis was born in Pleham, Georgia in 1908. After a brief period singing blues in Tennessee, he began organing and promoting gospel quartets in Florida in the 1920s. His home became the 'Hollis Hotel', a palce where gospel groups often stayed. In the emantime, he also worked as a cook. He remained active in gospel msuic throughout is life. He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award posthumously.
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Guitarist Richard Williams on his front porch

Guitarist Richard Williams on his front porch

Date
1978
Description
One proof sheet. Williams, sitting in a wheelcahir, playing acoustic guitar on his front porch.
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Hawk Jackson giving boat tour at Wakulla Springs

Hawk Jackson giving boat tour at Wakulla Springs

Date
1980
Description
Black and white 9.5 x 14 inch mounted photographic print. Images of Wakulla Springs, a popular tourist located just south of Tallahassee that offered boat tours and lodging. One of the features on the tours was Henry the Fish, a bass fish that would appear to jump over a pole when called. Hawk Jackson died in 2001.
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Ida Goodson playing piano at the Great Coast Arts Festival

Ida Goodson playing piano at the Great Coast Arts Festival

Date
1981-01-19
Description
Black and white 9.5 x 14 print.
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Ida Goodson playing piano onstage

Ida Goodson playing piano onstage

Date
1982
Description
One black and white print, plus negative.
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Ike Ward performing in front of shotgun shack

Ike Ward performing in front of shotgun shack

Date
1981-01
Description
One proof sheet with 22 black and white images, plus negatives.
Collection
Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
Description
Five proof sheets with 178 black and white images. P78-286, 290 Blacksmith Thomas Rains in Monticello (36 images each) P78-287 Basket maker Lucreaty Clark in Lamont (34 images) P78-288, 289 Mt. Zion Holiness Church in White Springs (36 images each) c. 1978
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Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1977-01-28
Description
One audio cassette. Whyms played the saw with a butter knife, and Rahming was a conga drum player. Interviews on side 1, recorded music on side 2. Whyms describes how he learned how to play the saw from Blackshirt, an old man from Key West; when the band was formed; how Marion Stevens discovered the band in an alley in Key West; how he plays the fine tooth crosscut saw. Rahming describes how he played the "coon-hide" drum (which was heated by fire to tune) when he first learned to play the drums at age sixteen; how his father came to Key West for the sponging industry; when he came home at night; how the Nassau-like parades began in Key West; how he visited Nassau and bought Calypso records, influencing his style of Calypso music to reflect Cuban and Bahamian characteristics; how he learned the limbo from Bill Butler; how Calypso is usually only played by men.  On side 2 they play examples of Calypso recordings, not included here due to copyright restrictions.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Folk medicine practitioner Jessie NewsomeFolk medicine practitioner Jessie NewsomeStill ImageAfrican Americans
Alternative medicine
Natural medicine
Medicine
Herbs
Health
Homeopathy
Flora
Plants
Healer
Herbalists
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a_s1576_t78-315Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundAfrican Americans
Shoe shiners
Interviews
Field recordings
Oral narratives
Occupational folklore
Shoes (footwear)
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Gospel music singer and promoter Major Hollis in his homeGospel music singer and promoter Major Hollis in his homeStill ImageAfrican Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Singers
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Guitarist Richard Williams on his front porchGuitarist Richard Williams on his front porchStill ImageAfrican Americans
Guitar
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Porches
Music performance
Chairs
Elderly, the
Blues singers
Guitarist
Musicians
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Hawk Jackson giving boat tour at Wakulla SpringsHawk Jackson giving boat tour at Wakulla SpringsStill ImageAfrican Americans
Boats and boating
Narratives
Tall tales
Storytelling
Storytellers
Oral performance
Oral communication
Rivers
Springs
Tourism
Workplace
Workers
Labor
Glass bottom boats
Ecotourism
Wildlife watching industry
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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Ida Goodson playing piano at the Great Coast Arts FestivalIda Goodson playing piano at the Great Coast Arts FestivalStill ImageAfrican Americans
Entertainers
Piano music (Blues)
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Festivals
Folk festivals
Musicians
Pianists
Singers
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Ida Goodson playing piano onstageIda Goodson playing piano onstageStill ImageAfrican Americans
Piano music (Blues)
Pianos
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Musical instruments
Entertainers
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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Ike Ward performing in front of shotgun shackIke Ward performing in front of shotgun shackStill ImageAfrican Americans
Guitarists
Performers
Performing arts
Guitar music
Musical instruments
Singing
Guitarist
Musicians
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Images from the North Florida Folklife ProjectImages from the North Florida Folklife ProjectStill ImageAfrican Americans
Churches
Church services
Church membership
Religious rites
Christianity
Basket making
Baskets
Woven goods
Metal craft
Material culture
Blacksmithing
Workplace
Containers
Domestic arts
Basket maker
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_01_c77-020Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Interviews
Musical instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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