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Edna Mae Kemp interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Beggs, Ruth H.
Title: Edna Mae Kemp interview
Date: 1968
Description: In this interview Edna Mae Kemp sings the following songs (when no title is apparent, the first line is listed here): "This Old World is a Mean World," "I Had A Loving Mother," "My Mother She's Gone," "Rock of Ages," "I Wandered Far Away From God," "Steal Away to Jesus," "All God's Children Got Wings," "Crown," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord," "Give Me That Old Time Religion," "It's Me My Lord," "Everybody Talk About Heaven," "Lord I Have Started to Walk in the Light," "If I Can Hear My Mother Pray Again," "Lord I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart," "If We Never Meet Again." Mrs. Kemp shares some riddles, talks about her education in a one room school house and the games they played. She tells a spooky story told to her by her father. She also talks about church revivals and outings. Much of the transcribed conversations are not on the recording.

Local identification number: MSS 1003.08.11

Edna Mae Kemp was born in 1904 and was a school teacher.

Local identification number: ahc1003008011.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: African Americans | Songs | Spirituals (Songs) | Riddles | Schools | Ghost stories | Quilting--Georgia | Churches--Georgia | Revivals--Southern states | Liberty Hill Baptist Church | Red Rock School | Kemp, Edna Mae | Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Lemon Street School (Marietta, Ga.) | Sardis Baptist Church (Kennesaw, Ga.) | Cobb 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,82

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