Negro Spirituals

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 for the slaves. Negro spirituals are also a prominent form of American folksong. Negro spirituals are still being sung in different spaces today, for example, church services. Wade in the water, It’s me O Lord standing in the need of prayer, swing low, and many others have become common songs in the southern Black Baptist church. As time progressed and the Negro Spirituals become very public, white people then started singing Negro spirituals.

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