Monumental Mysteries: Blind Tom Pictures
Host Don Wildman explores the grave of a blind slave whose musical talents led to a custody battle, and studies the origins of the snowboard.
Thomas Greene Wiggins was an autistic savant who had an encyclopedic memory, which contributed to his phenomenal skill with the piano. After being enslaved for most of his life and forced to tour the countryside playing shows to provide income for his owner, Wiggins was finally freed in 1887. His mother, Charity, was able to win his legal guardianship back and “Blind Tom” was celebrated and revered within the black community. The final resting place of Wiggins is in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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