Lifelong Folklorist Unearths Stories From The South
For decades, Bill Ferris documented Southern African-American folklore.
Inspired by the a capella hymns he heard in church as a child, folklorist Bill Ferris, past chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, made capturing the voices of the American South, and particularly those of African Americans of the South, his lifelong work. This new book and it’s accompanying CD and DVD offer an opportunity to explore the rich vocal traditions and stories of this complex region of America.
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