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GUEST,TJ in San Diego Origin: The Klan (Alan and David Arkin) (15) RE: Origin: The Klan (Alan and David Arkin) 14 Jun 10


I have an old Lomax song book, circa 1961, which may contain this song. I have to verify. I know I saw it in a "Sing Out" during the same era. I performed it on occasion back then. I remember it as a powerful statement at a time when I was personally aware, from visits to southeast Texas in the 1950's, of the hatred and discrimination visited upon black residents in that region. I still recall the separate drinking fountains, the "third" rest room or separate facility for "coloreds" and Jim Crow seating.

Louis Armstrong's "Black and Blue" and Josh White's "Strange Fruit" are two others that spring to mind.


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