10 Things You Didn't Know About James Brown

He Was Born In A Shack and Wore Potato Sacks To School

Brown was born in a shack in the woods in Barnwell, South Carolina. To say he was poor would be an understatement. There were days when he would be sent home from school because the clothes he arrived in—sometimes sown-together potato sacks and tattered tee shirts—were not considered appropriate. That’s rough.

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