Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

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Many slave spirituals—songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” and “Go Down, Moses”—have become interwoven into the fabric of American culture. For centuries these deeply moving songs were sung by slaves as they worked in the fields. In 1871, six years after the end of slavery, a group from Fisk University known as the Jubilee Singers toured the United States and abroad, raising money for their bankrupt school and, more important, bringing slave spirituals to the attention of a wide audience. This engrossing account, illustrated with archival prints and photographs and appended with the words and music to seven songs, tells the inspiring story of the Jubilee Singers and reveals spirituals to be an invaluable and unique history of American slavery.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the story of the Jubilee Singers, a group of African Americans who toured singing slave spirituals to raise money for their struggling school.

& Taylor

Filled with archival photographs and prints, an enthralling historical account details the intensely moving songs that were sung by slaves as they worked in the fields--songs that were then shared with the world by the Jubilee Singers in 1871, becoming an integral part of American culture.

Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780395978290
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 COOPE
Characteristics: x, 86 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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