The Black Church

The Black Church The Difference Between Spirituals and Gospels Although Negro Spirituals and Gospel songs both are about freedom they have a few differences. Negro Spirituals are from the 19th century and Gospel songs began in the 20th century. Spirituals were religious folk songs by slaves that allowed them to speak on freedom when they […]

Pass It On Up: The Movement of Negro Spirituals through Black American History

The Origin of the Negro Spirituals:        Negro Spirituals is a music genre made by the enslaved Africans in America during the 18th century.  These songs often mixed in elements of the Christian church and the storytelling of the slaves. Often used as a comfort for most, negro spirituals were sung as a […]

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! Thesis Gospel is truly one of the most powerful genres in African-American music because it creates a strong bond with religion and uplifts anyone who hears it. About Gospel music is one of the most powerful musical genres created by Black Americans. The instruments that define gospels sounds are drums, pianos, guitars, bass, and […]

The background history of Negro Spirituals and Hymns

The background history of Negro Spirituals and Hymns What is a Negro Spiritual?   A Negro Spiritual is a genre of music particularly composed by African Americans with the story/meaning of Christianity behind it. This genre of music expressed social/physical experiences from person to person. And those that were enslaved. These spirituals also made it […]

The Beginning of The Black Church

THE INVISIBLE CHURCH During the Great Awakening, which was during the 1700s, when many slaves converted to Christianity. Most of them had witnessed white church services but did not agree with how they saw white people worshiping and felt they could not express the way they liked to worship either. During slavery in the United […]