A Modern Look at Negro Spirituals

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Voices That Carried On

History of Negro Spirituals Spirituals were religious songs made by African Americans during slavery whereas hymns were loosely based on biblical scripture  The Great Awakening, a period of religious revival that swept around the colonies in the 18th century, led to the birth of negro spirituals In the South, slaves would meet in secret because […]

The Great Awakening: Birth of the Negro Spiritual

The Great Awakening: Birth of the Negro Spiritual There had never been anything like it. Here’s a meeting of 3,000 people out in a field, blacks and whites together, listening to a preacher who says, “Here in my message is a new life for you, here’s a new chance for you. Here’s a God who […]

The Great Awakening

The Great Awakening What was The Great Awakening? The Great Awakening was a period of the revival of the Christian religion in the American colonies which started around 1740. Over 100 hundred years after Africans arrived in North America, around 1619, did the Great Awakening take place. As enslaved Africans began to practice Christianity, they […]