The Spirituals - American Spirituals, Music and Slavery

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The Spirituals
American Spirituals, Music and Slavery

2007
26 mins

A musical art form, the American Spiritual, was born out of the folk songs of slaves. Melodies of backbreaking work were hummed, sung, and passed on throughout the Deep South over fields of cotton, greens, cowpeas, yams, rice,...

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Director
Ari Palos
Features
Angela Brown, Celesta Day, Dr. Everett McCorvey