“I was a regular hand when I was 7. I picked cotton. I drove tractors. Children grew up not thinking that this is what they must do. We thought this was the thing to do to help your family,”
"I guess the earliest sound of blues that I can remember was in the fields while people would be pickin' cotton or choppin' or somethin’."
"When I sing and play now I can hear those same sounds that I used to hear then as a kid.”
|General William Tecumseh Sherman / illustration by Ledeman Studio|
|Sherman's March created a 60 mile wide path of sheer destruction from Atlanta to Savannah.|