John Handcox http://www.kplu.org en Tacoma Professor Tells The Story Of The 'Sharecropper's Troubadour' http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-professor-tells-story-sharecroppers-troubadour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie "12 Years A Slave" has made clear the extent of the brutality slaves had to endure before emancipation. But life in the segregationist south up until the civil rights movement was, in many ways, not much better than during slavery.</span></p><p>That’s clear in "Sharecropper's Troubadour,"&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the latest book</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from Michael Honey, the Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professor of the Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It’s an oral history of an African-American man named John </span>Handcox,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who braved the wrath of plantation owners by using his gift for song to organize sharecroppers into a union.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 12700 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma Professor Tells The Story Of The 'Sharecropper's Troubadour'