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Mrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey interview
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TitleMrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey interview
CreatorHess, Carol
DescriptionIn this interview, Ruth Jones and a woman identified only as Mrs. Luella share stories about their family history. They also share some history of Baconton, Georgia. They talk about music, specifically the songs sung by workers in the pecan crackery and at church. Thomas Williams talks about farming superstitions, the history of the church in Baconton, his views on civil rights, health remedies, dreams, making whiskey, Christmas traditions, and bar-b-que. Madelaine Peters talks about attending camp meetings. Mrs. Ira Massey shares family and town history. Luella's grandmother is America Bradley, a slave a Major R.J. Bacon. Thomas Williams is referred to as "Man Son." He was born in 1904. Mrs. Ira Massey was formerly Annie Will Pinson. The voices in the recording periodically become faint. Background noise and the sound of the mic brushing against fabric is also periodic.
Geographic LocationBaconton (Ga.)
Mitchell County (Ga.)
SubjectCivil rights
Spirituals (Songs)
Superstition
Farming
Traditional medicine
Holidays
Dreams
Food--Georgia
Camp Meetings--Georgia
Reunions--Georgia
Alcoholic beverages
African Americans
Slaves--Georgia
Personal NameBacon, R. J., Major
Pinson, John R.
James, Collin
Jones, Ruth
Williams, Thomas
Peters, Madelaine
Pinson, Annie Will
Date Original1968
Date Digital2011
TypeAudio recording
Digital Formataudio/mp3
Catalogue NumberMSS 1003.08.14
CollectionJohn Burrison Georgia folklore oral history and music recordings
PublisherKenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
RightsThis material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
NotesBiographical information about Mrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey has not been determined.
Sourceahc1003008014.mp3
Original formatreel-reel
Extent01:21:03/06:48
LanguageEnglish
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