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Thread #4018   Message #541769
Posted By: GUEST,
04-Sep-01 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: John Henry
Subject: RE: The origins of john Henry

I wrote

"A few of Johnson's informants insisted that he was, in fact, white."

Not so, as far as my perusal of Johnson's book indicates. It was Chappell, John Henry (1933), who turned up a number of informants who insisted that the historic John Henry was white.