Honey tells story of sharecropper's troubadour at STFM
(Local News ~ 02/13/16)
John Handcox--labor organizer, poet, and songwriter--was an important part of the history of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union. Dr. Michael Honey, a professor at University of Washington Tacoma who spoke at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum last Friday, first met Handcox as a graduate student in the 1980s when Handcox was rediscovered after having disappeared for decades. "He was like one of these bluesmen recorded in the 20s who disappeared and were later rediscovered," Honey said...
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