1065 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "African American"
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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-50: Baker, born in Sneeds, Florida, discusses how he started painting seriously in his early twenties and used the GI Bill to study art at Florida A & M University from 1947 to 1949. He also describes the cotton picking trading system in which the laborers would trade coupons for finished cotton goods for payment. Baker also discusses his paintings: "The Sharecropper," "A Hero's Welcome," "Lord, Make My Burden Lighter," "The Dead Christ," "The Soul Searchers." He also talks about what has influenced his art; his school days; the murder of Emmett Till; and growing up as an African American in Jim Crow Florida. Side 2: Baker talks about his religious background and its influence in his art; how long it takes him to paint a picture; how he sculpts; the materials he uses to paint; and house and sign painting.
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Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Huffman discusses the materials she uses to create the baskets, talks about the first steps used in creating the baskets, demonstrates fastening the needles together, talks about learning the craft in grade school, explains the application of shellac, and tells how long it takes to complete a basket. She also discusses life and her family's background.
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Mt. Zion Holiness Temple Choir singing for the American Folklore Society

Mt. Zion Holiness Temple Choir singing for the American Folklore Society

Date
1978-10
Description
One audio cassette. A church service complete with prayer, choir singing, and short sermon for the American Folklore Society annual meeting.
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Compilation for the American Folklore Society

Compilation for the American Folklore Society

Date
1978-10
Description
One audio cassette. Music performance for the American Folklore Society annual meeting.
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Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Date
1980-03-11
Description
One audio cassette. Side two is blank. The Florida Record Project resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida. This was an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Images from this performance can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78 (along with more information on the diddly bow). For more from this field recording session, see S 1576, reels T81-15 and T83-86.
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Rainbow boat captain Manning (Skipper) Lockett performing his boat tour at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival

Rainbow boat captain Manning (Skipper) Lockett performing his boat tour at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1959-05
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of Skipper Lockett performing his popular Rainbow Springs boat tour on the main stage of the Florida Folk Festival. Lockett was a long-time boat driver at the springs (today a Florida State Park), and gave his rhyming tour -- during which he explains the springs and names all of its fishes -- at several festivals in the 1950s and 1960s. The original recording from which this cassette was made is T77-83: Recording of the Saturday Morning Program at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival.
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Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Date
1980-04-08
Description
One audio cassette. Murray's "Mobile Blues" was featured on the FFP-produced recording "Drop on Down in Florida," a double LP that featured traditional African American music in the state. For another recording with Murray, see reels T83-62 through T83-64, in S 1576.
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Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)

Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of the first two sides of the FFP-produced album, Drop on Down in Florida, which was a collection of fieldwork recordings of African American music in Florida released in the early 1980s as a two-record LP.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_02_c78-050Interview with painter Pharaoh BakerSoundInterviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Painting
Art
Art and religion
Life histories
Fieldwork
African Americans
Christianity
African Americans Segregation
Racism
Racial discrimination
Cotton
Sculptors
Artists
Painters
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a_s1576_02_c78-052Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundBasket making
Interviews
Field recordings
African Americans
Baskets
Pine straw
Oral narratives
Weaving
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a_s1576_02_c79-075Mt. Zion Holiness Temple Choir singing for the American Folklore SocietySoundAfrican Americans
Music performance
Gospel (Black)
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Singing
Prayers
Sermons
Religious songs
Singers
Preachers
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a_s1576_03_c79-074Compilation for the American Folklore SocietySoundAfrican Americans
Music performance
Gospel (Black)
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
Singing
Diddly bow
Musicians
Guitarist
Blues singers
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a_s1576_03_c80-006Moses Williams playing the diddly bowSoundMusic performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Diddly bow
String instruments
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_04_c81-010Rainbow boat captain Manning (Skipper) Lockett performing his boat tour at the 1959 Florida Folk FestivalSoundBoat driver
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Orators
Speech play
African Americans
Oral poetry
Poetic language
Boat drivers
Glass bottom boats
Springs
Oral performance
Performing arts
Tours
Fishes
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_04_c81-015Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in PahokeeSoundFieldwork
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
African Americans
Guitarists
Electric guitar
Singing
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Performing arts
String instruments
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_05_c81-031Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)SoundAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Singing
Guitar music
Singers
Musicians
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