The Legend of John Henry
There are two John Henrys - the man and legend surrounding him.
the legend is not easy; it's as varied as the thousands of people
who have studied, sung and recorded it over the years.
John Garst, from the University of Georgia, believes that the John Henry legend was born in Alabama. Read more about it...
Other scholars believe that the race against the steam drill occurred in West Virginia. Decide for yourself...