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Thread #4018 Message #488965
Posted By: GUEST,Hope Danie
21-Jun-01 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: John Henry
Subject: RE: The origins of john Henry
I have a little boy in my summerschool class by the name of John Henry. He is disabled due to an accident when he was a young child of about two. He is african american and quite small and wirey. I got on the net and started looking about for some info on John Henry the legend I remembered singing about in elementary school. The sites I have located have been wonderful. There is one site with an animated movie that you can download. When John Henry wakes up from his nap he will be so excited to know he is named after an eight foot tall, strong steel driver from the 1800's. Thanks for all of the interesting stories!!