Cultural Group: African American

Gerard Burke – Delta Blues

For nearly the last 20 years, Burke has performed as a solo delta blues guitarist throughout the region. Hear in his own words about his upbringing in Elmira’s Black community and his journey to become the deeply emotive player he is known as.

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John W. Jones Museum

John W. Jones Museum president, Talima Aaron describes how the home of John W. Jones, a local station master on the Underground Railroad, was saved from bulldozers by local activist Lucy Brown in the 1990s.

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Green Pastures Jazz Club

From 1932 to 2011, Green Pastures was the place to hear live jazz and blues music in the Southern Tier of New York while enjoying some of the finest fried chicken, potato salad and collard greens in the region.

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