Bill Winn Interview 5

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00:00:00 - Music from Columbus

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Partial Transcript: (guitar music)

Segment Synopsis: Bill Winn plays the guitar and discusses his musical influences.

Subjects: African American musicians; Blues (Music); Columbus (Ga.); Country music

00:09:19 - Spanish Flandang

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Partial Transcript: BILL WINN: I know one of Pete Seeger's maid's song.

Segment Synopsis: Bill Winn plays " Spainsh Flandgang" as he learned from Pete Seeger's African American maid, and then discusses how it is different from a white version he knows.

Keywords: domestic workers

Subjects: African American women; Folk musicians; Working class African Americans

00:16:25 - Bill's Worldview

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Partial Transcript: JUDITH HELFAND: Did you use Pete Seeger's songs in the '60s?

Segment Synopsis: Bill Winn discusses how Pete Seeger's music helped him to develop his interests and world view and his family's worldview.

Subjects: Folk musicians

00:23:52 - Bill's Family's Perspective on the 20th Century

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Partial Transcript: BILL WINN: And during the Civil Rights movement of courseI would come home and it was even crazier!

Segment Synopsis: Bill Winn discusses the racist perspective of his family on the Civil Rights Movement and how they lived in the past in concern to how they viewed the world.

Subjects: Civil rights; Columbus (Ga.); Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Racism

00:30:35 - New Interview

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Partial Transcript: M1:-- do more for him than we could the girls.But it ain't because we thought more of him.

Segment Synopsis: An unidentified man and unidentified woman begin an interview with Judith Helfand.

00:31:46 - Carson McCulllers

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Partial Transcript: BILL WINN: -- intense, almost insane way you have to be to learn a real-- master.

Segment Synopsis: Bill Winn discusses the work of Carson McCullers, plays guitar, and sings "Hard Time Cotton Mill Girl".

Subjects: American literature; Working class--Songs and music