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Reminiscences of Esther Mae Scott : oral history, 1977.

Creator: Scott, Esther Mae, 1893-1979.
Project: Black women oral history project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 49 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Domestic servant, singer.

Scope and Contents

Family history; recollections of her grandfather, Monroe Prentiss, and his work as a plantation blacksmith, tenant farming; youth in Mississippi, playing guitar for a traveling minstrel show; impressions of Bessie Smith; work as a house maid for 27 years; beginning career as a singer in her seventies; physical and economic difficulties of later life.


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