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Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

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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Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

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.
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Seminole Video Project: Ethel Santiago

Seminole Video Project: Ethel Santiago

Date
1984
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Scenes of Hoolywood, Carol Cypress discussing Smeinole languages, June Tiger, racism, and Seminole women.
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Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-02-05
Description
Murray discusses growing up Jewish in Belle Glade, including dealing with racism, cultural traditions, and family history.
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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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Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey Project

Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey Project

Date
1986-10-10
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of fisher Thompson. He discusses fishing for red snapper and sharks; sponging; hunting sea turtles; boat types; local businesses; and his poems.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape34Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSingers
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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a_s1618_04_tape08Tom Watson interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Oral narratives
Interviews
Railroads
African Americans
Racism
Local history
Railway workers
Labor unions
Transportation
Labor movements
Strikes
Civil rights movements
Racial segregation
Racial discrimination
Railroad trains
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Seminole Video Project: Ethel SantiagoSeminole Video Project: Ethel SantiagoMoving ImageFieldwork
Documentary videos
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Mikasuki language
Racism
Women
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a_s1685_06_tape16Iris Murray interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral histories
Jewish Americans
Local history
Racism
Religion
Antisemitism
Education
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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_s1592_06_tape24Earnest "Popeye" Thompson interview for the Maritime Heritage Survey ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Fish
Boats and boating
Local history
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Racism
Race relations
Sea turtles
Sponges
Greek Americans
Musicians
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