I hope you will join me as we explore the many facets of the African American spirituals and oral history of the slaves in America. Did you know that most of the music and oral history created by the slaves has already been lost forever? The Library of Congress houses over 6000 fragments of these songs that will never be heard in their entirety. The few stories and songs that we have left are at risk of being lost forever, if we don’t do something about it now. I created an interactive down-home-go-to-meeting-style Center For Learning on my website http://www.calvinearl.com to honor the spirituals and the unknown slaves who created this amazing music. It is my deepest hope that you will join me in sharing your own wealth of knowledge and memories of the spirituals, so that others who visit this site will gain an even broader perspective of our history. I look forward to your comments and contributions in the days to come. Questions are welcome too! Help me Save Our Spirituals for future generations. Let the dialog begin! Please visit my website and share your ancestors stories and comments in the comment sections on my site. Enjoy!