Mississippi in transit 9/59

September 4, 1959 to September 30, 1959
Mississippi, United States
This interview was recorded by Lomax on a "Midgetape," an early dictaphone machine about 6" x 10" in size that used a small tape cartridge holding two reels of tape, stacked on top of each other. T866A is one of two extant cartridges of Alan's (the other being T866: interviews with Ada Combs, Whitesburg, KY), and it appears that he reused this tape many times in capturing various ambient and incidental recordings. This interview was conducted in the car with an unidentified man Lomax and Shirley Collins picked up in Mississippi—he discusses world citizenry, the misteachings of Christianity in America, his Native American ancestry, the angels he has seen in his life. He offers a curious definition of white supremacy (it seems he wears a white supremacy button on his hat), having nothing to do with race, it "only applies to the cleanness of the flesh and the soul." A toolmaker by trade, he once owned a gun shop in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Interview with unidentified hitchhiker (I)

Interview with unidentified hitchhiker (II)

In The Name Of The Almighty God

Interview with unidentified hitchhiker (III)

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