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We were all going to a school for the blind in a little town in Alabama called Talladega. All the kids from the state who were blind would go to that school. We started off in a choir, from the choir we formed a glee club, and from the glee club we became The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Jimmy Carter

In the beginning we weren’t The Blind Boys; we were called the Hackerland Jubilee Singers. What happened was there was another blind group from Mississippi called the Jackson Harmineers. We were both invited to a battle of music, and the DJ, to promote his program, used the gimmick, “The blind boys of Mississippi gonna battle the blind boys of Alabama.” It stuck and that’s how we got the name The Blind Boys of Alabama. 
Jimmy Carter

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