African-American Spirituals

“Spirituals are, of course, the songs that the enslaved crafted to tell the story of their experience. But more than that, to tell the story of their faith and the understanding of who they were in relationship to God, and who God was in relationship to them, and it became a story of freedom,” says Rev. Kelly Brown Douglass, Canon Theologian at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. More →

CHR Comment: The occasion of the article was a concert that presented spirituals. The article includes a video.

Source: African-American Spirituals | November 4, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

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