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Hotline: Black Banjo & Violin Traditions in Kansas

Lem Sheppard, musician and historian based in Pittsburg, Kansas, shares the history of Black banjo and violin traditions in Kansas.


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This recording is part of the Humanities Kansas Hotline, a series of bite-sized micropresentations about Kansas stories – both serious and light-hearted – that are researched and presented by experts across the state. 


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