I Ain’t Lying: Mississippi Folktales


1975 documentary based on fieldwork William Ferris conducted with African American storytellers and bluesmen in the communities of Leland and Rose Hill, Mississippi. The stories include include folk and religious tales, jokes, toast telling sessions, and characters from African American oral tradition.

Other films about Mississippi by Bill Ferris are on http://www.folkstreams.net.

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