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American Black Journal

Negro Spirituals: The Music That Helped Free Enslaved Africa

Clip: Season 50 Episode 26 | 6m 27s

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One of the largest and most significant forms of American folksongs, the Negro spiritual, has a long history in America, but how do these religious songs relate to the music heard in the Black church today? A look at the history of Negro spirituals and gospel music, and the influence these two genres have had on contemporary artists. Episode 5026/Segment 1

Aired: 06/28/22 | Rating: NR

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