Calvin Earl
I Travel The Back Roads Of America In Search Of The Elements Of Peace In Our Musical Heritage & History.

This Is A True Life Story

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This is a true life story on my journey to ensure the Negro Spirituals were honored and recognized as an American National Treasure. In order to tell the story, I need to briefly speak about my early childhood, where my passion for the spirituals first began.  I was born in the backfields in a sharecropper cabin in Gatesville, NC.  Mom was hit by ricocheted lightening and within minutes I was born premature, a few minutes after midnight on the day of our Lord  January 16th. They tell me that I was born with my eyes open and to the elders and to my families Bishop that was a sign from God. I was ordained a Christian Bishop on the spot, and that changed my life from that day forward and I’m gonna tell…….









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