Today’s program is the conclusion of the two-part series “Wade in the Water” – a story written and read by Marian E. Barnes. Nobody would publish it in the 1990s because it depicts some of the cruel and violent practices and ways of speaking that slaveholders used to control and abuse their captives, throughout what Barnes terms 300 years of holocaust. Part two includes an advisory to listeners. Storyteller, historian, and child advocate Marian E. Barnes’s books include “Black Texans: They Overcame” (a series of African-American tales); and “Twelve Steps to Bringing Out the Best in Every Child”. Marian Barnes died in 2012, at age 89.
The program’s story was recorded by Marian E. Barnes in 1996, and copyrighted by her (used by permission of the author). Production for WINGS was done by Frieda Werden in the studio at WATER (Women’s Access To Electronic Resources), a project of Genevieve Vaughan’s Foundation for a Compassionate Society.
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