Awhile back here, I profiled Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied, the groundbreaking film about Black gay life that sent Jesse Helms through the roof. Last night, I watched Riggs’ UC-Berkeley the
This is the grave of James Cotton. Born in Tunica, Mississippi in 1935, Cotton was heavily influenced by the blues musicians a generation older than he in the Delta. He was a particular fan of Sonny B
This is the grave of Junior Wells. Born Amos Blakemore in 1934 in or around Memphis, the boy who became Junior Wells began playing harmonica at the age of 7. When his mother divorced in 1948, they mov
Blind Willie McTell on the perils of agricultural work and nature in the American South.