African-American folk poetry: gandy dancers

Excerpt of a film by Barry Dornfeld and Maggie Holtzberg-Call

Gandy dancers were the guys who straightened track. A YouTube preview from a full-length documentary (not embeddable) on


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    frank toby martin 11 July, 2010

    Where and how do I get the film by Barry Dornfeld and Maggie
    Maggie Holtzberg-Call. I am a sculptor who would like to honor the moment in history.

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 11 July, 2010

      Hi Frank – See the information at the first link above.

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