Mother Givens Interview
Crawford, Eric;White, Matt
Mother Givens is interviewed in her home by Matt White and Eric Crawford as part of fieldwork for Gullah: The Voice of an Island. She owns the home where her grandfather was enslaved, and she recalls pieces of the stories that he used to tell her. With some persuasion from Crawford and White, she sings a few old songs, such as "Stay in the Field," "In Jerusalem," and "Ole Ship Maria."
Spirituals (Songs)--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island;African Americans--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island--Music;Gullahs--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island--Religion;African American musicians--Songs and music;Hymns--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island;Slavery--South Carolina--History;Givens, Mother;Saint Helena Island (S.C.)
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Givens, Mother, "Mother Givens Interview" (2013). Voice of an Island Oral Histories and Service Recordings, 2012-2013. 8.