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Drinking gourd music

Files

gourd070.jpg

Title

Drinking gourd music

Subject

Drinking Gourd
Underground Railroad
African-American Spirituals
American folk music
Children's literature
Reading Rainbow

Description

This is the final page from a children's book "Follow the Drinking Gourd," which utilizes the myth of the folk song to narrate a story of slavery and escape. The book explores the hardships and risks of slaves undertook in trying to escape, all the way to Canada.

Creator

Jeanette Winter

Source

"Follow the Drinking Gourd," American spiritual

Publisher

Dragonfly Books, Random House

Date

October 18, 1993 (Reading Rainbow airdate)

Contributor

Theodora Hannan

Format

Print
image/jpeg

Type

Children's Literature

Date Created

March 13, 2017

Date Copyrighted

1988

Citation

Jeanette Winter, “Drinking gourd music ,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed January 24, 2022, https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/student/items/show/10988.