Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison

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  • 1966
  • Nonemin
Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison
  • English

Pete and Toshi Seeger, their son Daniel, and folklorist Bruce Jackson visited a Texas prison in Huntsville in March of 1966 and produced this rare document of of work songs by inmates of the Ellis Unit. Worksongs helped African American prisoners survive the grueling work demanded of them. With mechanization and integration, worksongs like these died out shortly after this film was made.

Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison
  • English
Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger Director
Toshi Seeger
Toshi Seeger Director
Daniel Seeger
Daniel Seeger Director