Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison: Film Facts
29 minutes, Black and White
Description: 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.
Copyright: Folklore Research Films, Inc, March 1966
Filmmaker(s): Bruce Jackson, Peter Seeger, Toshi Seeger, Daniel Seeger
Produced by: Pete and Toshi Seeger with Bruce Jackson
Cinematography: Daniel Seeger
Editing: Daniel Seeger
Sound: Pete Seeger
Acknowledgements: Narrated by Bruce Jackson and W.D. Alexander.
Advisor and consultant, Bruce Jackson.
Thanks to George J. Beto, Ph.D., director of the Texas Department of Corrections, his staff, and the singers--inmates of Ellis Unit, Huntsville, Texas.
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