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Happy! - Nov 12 (Bukka White)

Abby Sale 12 Nov 05 - 08:09 AM
Azizi 12 Nov 05 - 09:17 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Nov 12 (Bukka White)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 08:09 AM

Happy Birthday!

In Houston, Mississippi

one of the greatest Delta bluesists

Bukka White
(Booker T. Washington White)

was born


                                        [thanx Doug Henkle]

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 12 (Bukka White)
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:17 AM

I didn't know that Bukka White's birth name.

Thanks for that.

The musician was named after Booker T. Washington.

see this quote from this website [minor additions from me are in brackets]

"For decades, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was the major African-American spokesman in the eyes of white America. Born a slave in [Piedmont]Virginia [April 5, 1856],Washington was educated at Hampton Institute, Norfolk, Virginia. He began to work at the Tuskegee Institute in 1881 and built it into a center of learning and industrial and agricultural training"


Booker T. Washington is still considered an important but highly controversial leader of his race.

BTW, I read somewhere that the "T" in Booker T. Washington is said to stand for "Taliferro" [Taliafero; spelling?]. I also read that "Booker" kept his name because he felt it alluded to his love of reading. According to this my reading [sources ???], he selected his other two names-Washington presumably for "George Washington", the first American president and "Taliferro" because???.

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 12 (Bukka White)
From: Severn
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:26 PM

Not to be confused with Booker "D." White of Honalulu.

The D. stood for Dano, as the last thing his mother saw before going into the delivery room was the last part of a "Hawaii 5-0" episode where McGarrett & Co. have caught a female murderer.

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