The Origin of Negro Spirituals: Slavery to Calvary The origins of Negro Spirituals began in the 1860’s after the spread of Christianity across the plantation. As slaves, many Africans were forced to adopt the Christian
Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. Some characteristics of the songs are that they were slow and low sounding.
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Previous Next Negro Spirituals express the heartbreaking emotions of the Slave. Due to its characteristic slow, deepening tone established primarily by voice, or in some later cases the accompaniment of piano, the Negro Spiritual
Negro spirituals were sung by slaves, who were also Christians, as a way to explain their hardships. Since they were stripped of everything, it is said to believe that singing became a place of comfort
Ciara Terry 9/13/19 The genre of negro spirituals came out of slavery and symbolized the African plight of being ripped away from his homeland, separated from their family, and all the other atrocious crimes against