Morning service at Mt. Pisgah AME Church

Date: January 13, 1985

Source: S1714 , Container 3

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

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  • Two audio cassettes. Morning service recorded at a small cinderblock church in Hastings. Small congregation (aprox. 15), mostly over 50. The Rev. Patrick Goodluck, a new minister from British Guyana, presided. Includes much choir singing and preaching. McDonald noted that the service was more like an Episcopalian service than an AME service, due to the new minister. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.

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