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Episode Info: J. Mason Brewer March 24, 1896–January 24, 1975 Scholar and folklorist John Mason Brewer was born in Goliad in 1896. Over his fifty-year career, Brewer almost single-handedly preserved the African American folklore of his home state.Brewer's grandfathers were wagoners who hauled dry goods across Texas. His father worked as a cowboy, traveling to the Indian Territories and Kansas. The stories they told fostered Brewer's love of folk tales, while his mother, Minnie, a schoolteacher, inspired him... Read More
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