13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S1579; Media 1979-9
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.