Negro Spirituals were songs that were sang firstly by enslaved individuals. These songs were used to amplify the voices of the marginalized while bringing faith to the enslaved. Being that enslaved people were not allowed to read or write, Negro Spirituals have been said to come from biblical scriptures and stories that became songs that carried passion and power during troubling times. Although Negro spiritual brings different emotions such as pride and or happiness, typically they carried a soulful and sometimes very sorrowful tone. These songs were not sang just because someone decided they wanted entertainment while working; they were songs used to tell stories about having faith and overcoming a disturbing reality.