Monthly Archives: March 2015

Music 1865-1885: Old-Time Religion

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were an African-American singing ensemble organized by George L. White, the music director and treasurer of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The group was formed in the early 1870s to raise money for the financially ailing … Continue reading

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Are there any other documents confirming what Abner Jordan says?

Abner Jordan Quotes Supporting Documents “Marse Paul had heap if niggahs; he had five thousan’…When he meet dem in de road he wouldn’ know dem an’ when he ased dem who dey wus an’ who dey belonged to” Bennehan-Cameron plantation … Continue reading

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Who was Abner Jordan?

Very little is known about Abner Jordan, but his name was forever etched in history by a brief interview he had with Daisy Whaley of the WPA between 1936 and 1938. All we know is that Abner Jordan was a … Continue reading

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