Audio Recordings Conversation with 114 year old black male, Florida

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Sommer, Bettie
Dates 1977
Location Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects Africa
African American Men
Corporal Punishment
English Language
Men, Black
Older African American Men
Oral Histories
Personal Narratives
Race Relations
Religious Life
Social Life and Customs
United States
United States. President ( : Nixon)
Conversation with 114 year old black male, Florida
Contributor Names
unidentified (Interviewer)
Unidentified (Speaker)
Sommer, Bettie (Collector)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  English language--Dialects--Florida
-  African American men--Florida--Social life and customs
-  Men, Black--Florida--Seville--Language
-  Freedmen--Florida--Language
-  Older African American men--Florida--Language
-  Slaveholders--Georgia
-  Voting--United States
-  United States. President (1969-1974 : Nixon)
-  Race relations
-  Corporal punishment
-  Older African American men--Florida--Religious life
-  Africa
-  Interviews
-  Narratives
-  Oral histories
-  Personal narratives
-  United States -- Florida
Oral histories
Personal narratives
-  For rights information contact the collector’s institution: University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL
-  Incomplete transcript.
-  114 year old black male. Former slave who was born in Richmond, VA in 1862. At time of recording he was history lecturer for government getting paid $100 for 30 minute lectures. Claimed to have brother who is 128 years old.
-  Talks about personal history and returning to Africa after being freed.
-  The last four minutes of audio are not transcribed (up to 15:34).
Audio tape; 10.5” reel, 7.5 ips; duration: 19:43
Call Number
AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,322 b03
Source Collection
Center for Applied Linguistics Collection (AFC 1986/022)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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