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Mrs. Lucinda Watson, Mrs. Ferris Jackson, Sylvia Scapa, Lou Ida "Granny" Gates interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Miller, Elaine
Title: Mrs. Lucinda Watson, Mrs. Ferris Jackson, Sylvia Scapa, Lou Ida "Granny" Gates interview
Date: 1968 Oct. 11
Description: In the interview Lou Ida Gates talks about the log house in which she was raised, her daily chores, when she would plant and harvest crops, and she tells a joke about a mother who would jump out of her skin. Mrs. Watson tells tales about a service at an old country church and animal tales. Sylvia Scapa tells stories she heard growing up in Salonica. She says these stories are "based on the wisdom of the orient." She also tells ghost stories and shares superstitions about the evil eye.

Local identification number: MSS 1003.09.19

Lucinda Watson was born in 1896 in LaGrange, Georgia and was a domestic worker.

Lou Ida "Granny" Gates was born in 1865 in Troup County, Georgia and was the daughter of slaves.

Ferris Jackson was born in 1914 and was a domestic worker.

Sylvia Scapa was born in 1926 and is of Jewish Greek heritage, and was born in Salonica Greece.

Local identification number: ahc1003009019.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: Tales--Southern states | Country life--Southern states | Superstition | Ghost stories | African Americans | Watson, Lucinda | Jackson, Ferris | Gates, Lou Ida | Scapa, Sylvia | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2011
Original Material: Audio recording | John Burrison Georgia folklore oral history and music recordings, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This 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.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/BUR,102

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: John Burrison Georgia Folklore Oral History and Music recordings