Abstract

Jean Cotton was born in Cleveland in 1946. Much of this 2009 interview centers around Cotton's experiences growing up in Cleveland and Ravenna, Ohio under the guidance of her strict, minister father. Against his wishes, she listened to a good deal of rock and R & B music, the content and meaning of which she describes in great detail. She left home at age twenty, and music remained an important part of her life as she married and eventually had children of her own. Cotton also shares her thoughts on the subject of racism and race relations, comparing the different attitudes towards race she experienced in the various places she lived in and traveled to.

Creator

Cotton, Jean (interviewee)

Creator

Aritonovich, Dana (interviewer)

Project

Rock and Roll

Date

12-3-2009

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

79 minutes

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