Casey Graham is a graduate student of history at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He received his BA in history from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 2010 and received his MA in 2014 from the University of Washington-Seattle. His interests are politics and culture in the twentieth-century United States, particularly the construction and uses of folk music; public history; and collective memory. He has conducted research on Communist musical culture in the 1930s and 1940s and the “freedom song” movement of the 1960s African American civil rights movement.
Lyles Station, Indiana, is a community of African Americans located about five miles west of Princeton, Indiana, in Gibson County. It flourished from about 1880 to 1913, when it boasted an independent, self-sustaining community of about 800 black residents. The roots of Lyles Station began … Read MoreLyles Station, Indiana (ca. 1840- )