Sat, 25 June 2011
In the 1940s and 1950s, Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Georgia hosted a folk music festival. In 1941 & 1943 professors from Fisk University recorded performances from this festival for the Libray of Congress. Today, we feature gospel highlights from this, the first African-American-sponsored folk festival.
Songs include: If I Had My Way, I Got a Long White Robe, Over In Zion, I'm on the Battlefield & I'll Fly Away.