How Negro Spirituals Influenced the Black Church

By: Gabrielle Weeden  What Are Negro Spirituals Enslaved people who were kidnapped from their homeland and transported to the United States lost their languages, traditions, and friends, but they couldn’t lose their music. They developed oral traditions for a variety of reasons, including survival during the hardships of slavery, as well as storytelling and the […]

Steal Away: A Message of Escape

Steal away /stēl/ /əˈwā/ verb To leave furtively and stealthily    The definition of the phrase “Steal Away” is to exit or escape from a person, place, or thing in a hurried pace. Some people believe or understand this song to simply be used as a song of worship or longing to be with their […]