African American Spirituals

These songs were sung by African American slaves in church and/or while working in the fields. The songs are religious in nature, but some scholars believe that they also had subtle political messages that were understood by the slaves but overlooked by their masters.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "African American Spirituals." (Viewed on September 23, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/11978>.

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