Goree Dormitory


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Goree Dormitory

In the 1930s, John A. Lomax twice visited Goree, a women's penitentiary located at 7405 State Highway 75, to record inmates singing gospel, blues and other songs. Hattie Ellis, Doris McMurray and other women he recorded during his 1939 visit may have lived in the Main Dormitory, seen here, constructed two years earlier.


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