Gladys Knight, was born today in 1944, in Atlanta. Knight’s singing career, with her group the Pips and solo, has spanned over six decades and has included seven Grammys and dozens of top forty albums. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and listed as one of Rolling Stone’s … [Read more…]
This was taken at the City Auditorium in Atlanta, GA, in 1945.
This striking image is from a Library of Congress collection of legendary folklorist John Lomax’s photographs from his 1930s and 40s tours of the South and the Caribbean in search of folk songs and culture. Lomax’s notes tell us that these women,”Baptist Women,” live on the Alma Plantation on False River, LA.