THE SPIRITUALS TRANSCEND AMERICA’S REFLECTION OF HISTORY

In historical context, the spirituals transcended and survived societies one sided reflection of history in a time period that would not allow the slaves who created the spirituals to have a voice. Therefore the essence and secret intent of the … Read More

CELEBRATING ELLA SHEPPARD OF THE FISK JUBILEE SINGERS

I want to honor Ella Sheppard as we celebrate Women’s history month. As choir director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, she arranged the sound of the African American Spirituals to be sung in a European choir format to save Fisk … Read More

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