|WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER||WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER||African Americans|
WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
- 1957 (circa)
- This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
|Interview with country singer John Anderson||Interview with country singer John Anderson||John Anderson|
Country and Western musicians
|Ray Charles||Ray Charles||African American|
Historically black colleges and universities
- 1970 (circa)
- It is "FAMU Day" at the Legislature. Ray Charles is introduced by Sen. Pat Thomas in the Senate Chamber. Mr. Charles chats for a while and then plays a tune. Videotaped by Bradley White.
|George Lewis' Jazz Funeral||George Lewis' Jazz Funeral||Cemeteries|
George Lewis' Jazz Funeral
- This film is footage of legendary New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis' jazz funeral. There are family members, reporters and fans present on a rainy funeral day in New Orleans. The Olympia and Eureka Jazz Bands are shown playing dirges at the cemetery before launching into an up-tempo number, complete with jubilant, second-line dancing.