Negro Spiritual is a form of religious music created by African Americans used as a revival during the 18th century. During slavery, slaves were not allowed to meet in large gatherings so they have secret worship sessions or invisible church. During these church sessions slaves would sing a variety of Negro spiritual songs. Some types would be call-and-response; where a leader would sing one line and the other singers would repeat that line or ring shout; where singers would use hand clapping and other percussions while other participants danced in a counterclockwise circle. Negro spiritual was a way for slaves to cope with their current situation. During slavery, slaves were taken of everything; their families, home and language, however whites could not take their music or faith.