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April 19, 1937

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On this day in 1937, Life magazine published a three-page article headlined, Lead Belly: Bad Nigger Makes Good [...]

March 25, 1931

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On this day in 1931, nine young black men were arrested at Paint Rock, Alabama, and accused of raping two white women. The long legal case inspired a song by Leadbelly, [...]

August 1, 1934

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On this day in 1934, Huddie William Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly was released from prison. On January 15, 1930, Lead Belly was arrested in Mooringsport after defending [...]
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