of an African American child, Eatonville, Fla.; A Methodist
church, Eatonville, Fla.; Portrait of a man holding a hat;
Portrait of Rev. Haynes, Eatonville, Fla. June, 1935. Lomax
collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily
in the southern United States and the Bahamas. Prints and Photographs
Division, Library of Congress.
Describe the themes that appear in the spiritual.
2. Identify the Biblical references.
3. What non-religious meanings might the spiritual have conveyed?
Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals, particularly
the section on "Freedom" (Website maintained
by The Spirituals Project at the University of Denver)
Negro Spirituals by Thomas Wentworth Higginson,
from the Atlantic
Monthly, June 1867
History of Negro Spirituals
to the Kentucky State University Quartet sing: