Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories
Biographies of the Interviewers
Charles S. Johnson (1893-1956)
Portrait of Dr. Charles Johnson, date unknown. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division – Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Reproduction Number: LC-USW3-019352-C Charles S. Johnson was...
Alan Lomax (1915 – 2002)
Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) spent almost 70 years as a folklorist and ethnographer, collecting, archiving, and analyzing folksongs and music in America. His career began in 1933,...
Robert Sonkin (1911-1980)
Detail of Robert Sonkin from Will Neal playing fiddle being recorded by Todd and Sonkin, 1940. Library of Congress, American Folklife Center- The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection....
John Henry Faulk (1913-1990)
John H. Faulk, 1948. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division – New York World Telegramand Sun Newspaper Collection. Photograph by the Columbia Broadcasting Company. John Henry Faulk was born in Austin,...
John Wesley Work III (1901-1967)
John W. Work (1901-1967). The Peachite Vol. II, No. 2, Folk Festival Number, March 1944. 1938-1941 Recordings Composer, educator, choral director, and ethnomusicologist John Wesley Work III was born on June 15,...
Lewis Jones (1910-1979)
Lewis Wade Jones was born in Cuero, Texas, on March 13, 1910. He received his A.B. degree from Fisk University in 1931 and followed it with postgraduate study as a Social Science...
Ruby Terrill Lomax (1886-1961)
Mexican girls, San Antonio, Tex. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-71616) Born and raised in Denton, Texas, just outside of Dallas, Ruby Terrill earned degrees at state colleges,...
John Avery Lomax (1867-1948)
John Avery Lomax, Jasper, Texas, 1940. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division – Lomax Collection. Photograph. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-120994 John Avery Lomax was born in Goodman, Mississippi, on September 23, 1867....