Give me wings : how a choir of former slaves took on the world /

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by Lowinger, Kathy,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Physical details: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps ; 25 cm. Subject(s): African American musicians | Jubilee singers 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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West Kent Elementary School 82.4 LOW Available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Never a slave!" -- John Brown's body -- We are all in this war -- Getting into paradise -- Root, hog, or die -- Songs for the right -- Sing up the walls -- Breaking the chains -- The good we might do.

The story of the "Jubilee Singers, [who] traveled from Cincinnati to New York, following the path of the Underground Railroad. With every performance they endangered their lives and those of the people helping them, but they also broke down barriers between blacks and whites, lifted spirits, and even helped influence modern American music: the Jubilees were the first to introduce spirituals outside their black communities [and are still active and highly regarded today]"