In 1959 and 1978 Alan Lomax visited the Hill Country town of Como, Mississippi. On Friday, February 3, 2011, a celebration was held at the Emily Jones Pointer Library in Como to mark the repatriation of the recordings, photographs, and videos collected by Lomax during those visits. The event included performances by Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, the Como Mamas, and Glen Faulkner. John Lomax III, Alan Lomax’s nephew, represented ACE at the ceremony.
Learn more about the repatriation ceremony here.
Read the article on the repatriation ceremony, courtesy of the Panolian, here.
For information on how to visit the collection now housed at the Library, see VisitMississippi.com.
Originally posted: February 3, 2012