Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

By ROCKWELL, Anne

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978-0-7613-5565-6 978-0-7613-8843-2
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Carolrhoda


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Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Nonfiction

Gr 2–5—"Hey, Charleston!… Give us some rag!" yelled the street corner crowd some 100 years ago when Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins, former slave and orphan himself, founded the Jenkins Orphanage Band. It all began one night in Charleston, South Carolina, when he discovered several hungry, homeless children near the railroad tracks. He fed them and let them sleep in his church. Word traveled fast and soon more orphans came knocking. The Reverend asked city officials for an empty warehouse, which they granted along with $100, but it was unexpectedly noisy-inmates ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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