During slavery, enslaved African Americans sang negro Spirituals to discuss their struggles and express their faith in God. Some spirituals empowered the enslaved and gave them hope that one day they would make it out of the terrible time they were going through. Slave masters didn’t like spirituals because it unified the slaves and gave them a purpose. They also viewed the songs as a form of rebellion. They sang these negro spirituals to pass time as they worked hard conditions in the fields. The spirituals were also a way for slaves to communicate with other slaves on different plantations. They gathered in secret to praise and worship on their own.