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Janis Joplin born in Port Arthur, Texas

19 Jan, 1943

janisJanis Lyn Joplin is born in St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas to a middle-class family. She is the first child of Seth Ward and Dorothy Joplin. Her father works as an engineer at a refinery, while her mother is a Sunday school teacher. She is a pretty, bright, and artistic little girl. In high school, she has shown signs of rebellion against the racial, sexual, and religious conservatism in her place; longing to leave her hometown.

I was a misfit. I read, I painted, I didn’t hate niggers.


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