Is The Spirituals History Valuable?

“The continuing legacy of those historic songs helped bind us together, gave us courage and helped us march together during the Civil Rights Movement. I believe as you do that this is historical and cultural information which should be preserved. … Read More

Hidden Within The Spirituals

What exactly is hidden in a spiritual? Was there a path to freedom embedded in these songs? Were the enslaved Africans just victims or were their triumphs hidden in plain view? What are we teaching our children? These are questions … Read More

African American Spirituals Forgotten

The African American Spirituals are just too valuable to be forgotten. In my many conversations with my dear friend Dr. Dorothy Height(1912-2010), Civil Rights icon, former Chair and President Emerita for National Council of Negro Women said to me, “I … Read More

SPIRITUALS ARE THE VOICE OF A PEOPLE

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

CELEBRATE THE SPIRITUALS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AS A NATIONAL TREASURE

Celebrate the African American spirituals 10th anniversary as a national treasure with me! In February 2007 the African American Spirituals were recognized by the US Congress as an American National Treasure in Twin Resolutions: H. RES. 120 and S. RES … Read More

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