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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Racial segregation"
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Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Date
1981-11-03
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses her family; her sisters experiences in the music business; learning to play piano; her first song; blues, Dixieland, and jazz music in the 1920s and 1930s; touring Alabama and Georgia in the 1930s; Florida nightclubs; her marriage in 1927; her children's involvement in music; growing up in the Baptist Church and her religious reawakening in the 1960s; recording in New Orleans; games she played as a child; and May Day and Mardi Gras celebrations in Pensacola. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-1, C83-2, C83-3, and C83-4.
Collection
Interview with railroader Tom Watson

Interview with railroader Tom Watson

Date
1988-08-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. Tom Watson, a railroad worker for over 30 years, worked for the Jacksonville terminal between 1950 and 1974. He then worked for Amtrak until 1988. In the interview, he discusses growing up in Jacksonville; the history of Florida rail lines and the railroad business; his career with Amtrak and the Jax Terminal; the various rail lines operating in Florida; labor strikes; a typical work day as a ticket taker; education at Bethune Cookman; a description of the old terminal; civil rights and rail integration; various jobs available to rail workers; the different opportunities for whites and blacks; pranks on the job; baggage sent on trains; mail on the rails; changes in the industry; mail; women employees; socializing with employees; and unions. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Collection
Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t82-001Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida GoodsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Personal experience narratives
Jazz music
Family history
Churches
Religious music
Vaudeville
Baptists
Nightclubs
Holidays and festivals
Mardi Gras
Calendar rites
Music business
May Day
Racial segregation
African Americans Segregation
Great Depression
Medicine shows
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Christianity
Singers
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1618_04_tape08Interview with railroader Tom WatsonSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Railroads
African Americans
Racism
Local history
Labor
Workers
Labor unions
Transportation
Business
Unions
Employee employer relations
Employee employee relations
Organized groups
Labor movements
Strikes
Civil rights movement
Racial segregation
Racial discrimination
Railroad work
Trains
Vehicles
Railroads Employees
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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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