In the 2006 book Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend, historian Scott Reynolds Nelson detailed his discovering documentation of a 19-year-old African-American man alternately referred to as John Henry, John W. Henry, or John William Henry in previously unexplored prison records of the Virginia Penitentiary. At ...
The legend, as told through ballads and work songs, has kept the story of John Henry and the black railroad workers alive. In February of 1870, workers began drilling the Great Bend Tunnel where the Greenbrier River makes a seven-mile meander around Big Bend Mountain.
The story of John Henry, told mostly through ballads and work songs, traveled from coast to coast as the railroads drove west during the 19th Century. And in time, it has become timeless, spanning a century of generations with versions ranging from prisoners recorded at Mississippi's Parchman Farm in the late 1940s to present-day folk heroes.
John Legend, Soundtrack: La La Land. John Legend was born on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as John Roger Stephens. He has been married to Chrissy Teigen since September 14, 2013. They have two children.
-- Anonymous, "The Ballad of John Henry" The ballad and folktale of John Henry, the tireless railroad worker, is the stuff of American legend. The ultimate battle of man versus machine, John Henry represented the hearts of the working men who struggled to keep their jobs on the railroad as machines began moving in to do their work.
May 24, 2019 · John Legend was born with the name John Rogers Stephens on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio. His mother was a seamstress, and his father was a factory worker. His mother was a seamstress ...
Following the airing of the Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) episode in question, two of John Legend's cousins (descendants of Peyton Polly) filed a court case to set the record straight. These cousins learned that the reason the Polly children were auctioned off was due to their owner's debts and also that the owner's wife ...
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John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an English theologian and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.
John Smith's Map of 1612. Not much is known about this memorable woman. What we do know was written by others, as none of her thoughts or feelings were ever recorded. Specifically, her story has been told through written historical accounts and, most recently, through the sacred oral history of the Mattaponi.