Head Start Program on Johns Island
Library of Congress
Recording at the Head Start Program at the Progressive Club, Johns Island, South Carolina. The recording includes three sessions at the Progressive Club: the first of children play singing ("If You're Happy and You Know It" and "Are you Sleeping, Brother John"), the second an interview of an unidentified woman who supervises the Head Start program, and the third of an unidentified Johns Island female resident about the issues facing Johns Island. The first interview covers the purpose of Henrietta Yurchenco bringing her students down, as well as the economic status of the children in the Head Start program. The interview also includes commentary on the Hunter Family, who has been featured in many of the recordings of the session. The second interview includes the voting registration discussion, public utility access, and the role of Esau Jenkins in leading the social issues of the island.
Gullahs--Music;Gullahs--South Carolina--Johns Island--Social life and customs;Spirituals (Songs)--South Carolina--Johns Island;Church music--South Carolina--Johns Island;Children's songs--South Carolina--Johns Island;Sea Islands Creole dialect--South Carolina--Johns Island;Gospel music--South Carolina--Johns Island;African Americans--South Carolina--Johns Island--Social life and customs;Johns Island (S.C.)--Religious life and customs;Field recording;Head Start Program (U.S.);The Progressive Club (Johns Island, S.C.);Esau Jenkins, 1910-1972;Yurchenco, Henrietta;Johns Island (S.C.)
Spirituals, church music, gospel, children's songs, gullahs, creole dialect, interviews, voting registration, public utility access, Hunter Family
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