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.

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