Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music?
University of Georgia Press, 1999 - Social Science - 93 pages
Hush, Child! Can’t You Hear the Music? is a remarkable collection of black folktales and photographs from rural Georgia. During the 1930s and 1940s Rose Thompson worked as a home supervisor with the Farm Security Administration in middle Georgia. While she worked with farmers and their wives--teaching them to put up preserves, make cotton mattresses, and build chick brooders--she listened to the stories they told. Reading Hush, Child! Can’t You Hear the Music? is like spending an afternoon reminiscing on the front porch. The book is illustrated with photographs taken by Thompson and WPA photographer Jack Delano.
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This is a wonderful book. It is amazing. I love this book because it tells me about all of the back tales that were going on. I am a young African American and i love this.
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Old Lady Mary and the Heifer Shoes
Liddy Puritys Cat
Old Man Johns Place
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Us All Got to Go
An She Didnt Get Tired
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