The spirituals represent the spirit of hope for our nation. The spirituals set a moral high ground standard similar to the moral high ground set in our Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. The spirituals are the … Read More


The power of the spirituals begins and ends with action. If there was ever a time in our history where we could use the supportive action of the spirituals in our lives, it is right now. Don’t let the label … Read More


This video Secrets From The Grave is about the enslaved Africans in America. Just like the settlers, the slaves wanted their lives, their contributes and new cultural traditions to be remembered, not covered over or swept under a rug. Don’t … Read More

Secret And Sacred Voices Of Our Ancestors

Are we forgetting the secret and sacred voices of our ancestors? When you don’t know your history, you don’t know about your ancestors awe inspiring capabilities, their triumphs, or their powerful spirit that succeeded in overcoming the impossible. If we … Read More

Passive Resistance And Civil Disobedience

This video is about African American Spirituals history, and the slaves use of passive resistance and civil disobedience in their struggle to peacefully stand up for their right to obtain freedom. Can history teach us a lesson or do we … Read More

Video Honoring Our Spirituals!

I love the African American Spirituals. They saved my life, so I wanted to save them! I want to share with you my successful journey securing support in the US Congress to recognize the African American Spirituals as an American … Read More

Finding our roots on the UGRR…

I travel the backroads of America in search of the music and stories of the people who traveled on the Underground Railroad on their route to freedom. This is a picture of me on the Virginia side of the Great … Read More

A Conversation About Race, Man to Man

John Grier— Hello Mr. Earl, it’s me, John again. I hope all is well with you. If you don’t mind, I have 2 questions. Is there anything wrong with my being angry with the injustice people of color are experiencing … Read More

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! It is with gratitude and love I salute all who have served our country and given their lives so that we might know freedom. We will always remember your contribution and sacrifice for your country. I also … Read More

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