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Mrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Hess, Carol
Title: Mrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey interview
Date: 1968
Description: In 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.

Local identification number: MSS 1003.08.14

Biographical information about Mrs. Luella, Ruth Jones, "Man Son" Thomas Williams, Madelaine Peters, and Mrs. Ira Massey has not been determined.

Local identification number: ahc1003008014.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: Civil rights | Spirituals (Songs) | Superstition | Farming | Traditional medicine | Holidays | Dreams | Food--Georgia | Camp Meetings--Georgia | Reunions--Georgia | Alcoholic beverages | African Americans | Slaves--Georgia | Bacon, R. J., Major | Pinson, John R. | James, Collin | Jones, Ruth | Williams, Thomas | Peters, Madelaine | Pinson, Annie Will | Baconton (Ga.) | Mitchell 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,85

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