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Follow the Drinking Gourd

TITLE: Follow the Drinking Gourd AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: public domain, traditional KEYWORDS: slave, freedom EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Texas Folklore Society) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Folklore has it that fugitive slaves in the United States used “the drinking gourd” or what we know as the Big Dipper constellation as a point of reference so they would not get read more »