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Johns Island Wesley United Methodist Church: There Is A Crown Waiting for Me (1983)
11 Dec 2012
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The Wesley United Methodist Church congregation sings "There Is A Crown Waiting for Me," with prayer following. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew on Johns Island, South Carolina, late July 1983. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [08.01.05]


From 1978 to 1985, Lomax travelled throughout the South collecting recordings in five culture regions — Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Central and Southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, and Johns Island, S.C. — compiling footage for what would become his "American Patchwork" series of PBS. This clip is drawn from the Johns Island, S.C. collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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