General James Bethune and John Bethune Introduce Blind Tom by Tyehimba Jess

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Source: Oxford American | A Magazine of the South


Blind Tom (Thomas Wiggins) was an African American pianist and musical prodigy in the 19th century. He published a great number of original compositions as well as having a long, successful career as a performer across the United States, becoming one of the best-known American pianists. While autism was not a known condition during his lifetime, he is now described as an autistic savant.

More information is available at blind tom.org.

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General James Bethune and John Bethune Introduce Blind Tom by Tyehimba Jess

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