Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore

Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore

Paperback(Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LIV)

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Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from both African-American and white perspectives. Included are descriptions and classifications of different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas; explorations of songs and stories and specific performers such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Bongo Joe; and a section giving resources for the further study of African Americans in Texas.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574412833
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society , #54
Edition description: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LIV
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. PATRICK B. MULLEN is professor of English at Ohio State University. ALAN GOVENAR is president of Documentary Arts and a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker.


Abernethy lives in Nacogdoches, TX. Mullen lives in Columbus, OH. Govenar lives in Dallas, TX.

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