NEGRO SPIRITUALS AND
HISTORY.
March 2014-
Student: Adela Pérez del Viso
Oral presentation. HISTORY AND
CULTURE II.
THOUGHTS, HEROES AND TOPICS
•Slaves´ thoughts on their condition.
•Their heroes. Jesus. Daniel. Job.
Mosses
•Resistance.
•...
SITUATION AND LIFE
•Harsh conditions.
•Punishments.
•Family torn apart.
•To be sold individually “or in
lots”.
RELIGION.
•Attendance to the white church.
•Sit on the back pews.
•Self-called ministers. Ex: Denmark Vessay.
•Praise hous...
SINGING.
•Work songs. Chain songs (group work).
•Song only for themselves.
•No songs against the master.
•NEGRO SPIRITUALS...
MAMMA, IS MASSA GONNA SELL
US TOMORROW?
•“Negro spiritual”.
• Deep Sadness.
•Separation. Resignation. Faith.
•http://www.y...
NEGRO SPIRITUALS AND
HISTORY.
RESISTANCE.
•Individual resistance.
•Fugitive slaves. Ways to flee away.
Swamps. Disguise.
•Harriet Tupman and Henry Box B...
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARRIOT
GOSPEL AND NEGRO SPIRITUALS
AFTER THE WAR
•Shame on the lyrics in 1865.
•Fisk University in Nashville (Tennessee):
educato...
RELIGION AFTER THE WAR
•1890s, Holiness and Sanctified
churches appeared
•Church of God in Christ.
•Influence of African t...
1925 to 1985: Black renaissance
•Renaissance.
•Gospel and Negro Spiritual revival.
•New authors.
•Topic acknowledged.
•200...
SOURCES.
•FONER, E (2006) Give me Liberty! An American
History. New York. Norton Co.
•www.negrospirituals.com/history.htm
...
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This ppt was used to sit for an exam of HISTORY AND CULTURE II in the PROFESORADO DE INGLES IFDC SAN LUIS. (4th year). It tackles the story of the Slaves´music, particularly Gospel and "Negro" spirituals, using the latter as an excuse to talk about the abuses of Slavery and the acts of Ressistance.

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  1. 1. NEGRO SPIRITUALS AND HISTORY. March 2014- Student: Adela Pérez del Viso Oral presentation. HISTORY AND CULTURE II.
  2. 2. THOUGHTS, HEROES AND TOPICS •Slaves´ thoughts on their condition. •Their heroes. Jesus. Daniel. Job. Mosses •Resistance. •Survival. •“Wade in the water”. “Tis the old ship of Zion”. “Oh, Freedom”.
  3. 3. SITUATION AND LIFE •Harsh conditions. •Punishments. •Family torn apart. •To be sold individually “or in lots”.
  4. 4. RELIGION. •Attendance to the white church. •Sit on the back pews. •Self-called ministers. Ex: Denmark Vessay. •Praise houses: stomp feet, clap, shout, sing aloud, dance.
  5. 5. SINGING. •Work songs. Chain songs (group work). •Song only for themselves. •No songs against the master. •NEGRO SPIRITUALS: Lyrics linked to their harsh condition. •Inspired in the gospel. •Encoded messages: My home, sweet Canaan, the promised land, cross the Jordan river.
  6. 6. MAMMA, IS MASSA GONNA SELL US TOMORROW? •“Negro spiritual”. • Deep Sadness. •Separation. Resignation. Faith. •http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=L84-74iwipU (Milo land)
  7. 7. NEGRO SPIRITUALS AND HISTORY.
  8. 8. RESISTANCE. •Individual resistance. •Fugitive slaves. Ways to flee away. Swamps. Disguise. •Harriet Tupman and Henry Box Brown. •Collective runaways. Amistad. 1839. The Creole 1841. (UK Bahamas) •The Underground railroad. (UGRR).
  9. 9. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARRIOT
  10. 10. GOSPEL AND NEGRO SPIRITUALS AFTER THE WAR •Shame on the lyrics in 1865. •Fisk University in Nashville (Tennessee): educators raised funds with singing groups. •Tours in the New World and in Europe, and sang negro spirituals (Fisk Jubilee Singers). • Other universities: singers of negro spirituals: Tuskegee Institute, etc.
  11. 11. RELIGION AFTER THE WAR •1890s, Holiness and Sanctified churches appeared •Church of God in Christ. •Influence of African traditions •Shouts, hand clapping, foot- stomping and jubilee songs, like it was in plantation “praise houses”.
  12. 12. 1925 to 1985: Black renaissance •Renaissance. •Gospel and Negro Spiritual revival. •New authors. •Topic acknowledged. •2007: Declared a “National treasure”
  13. 13. SOURCES. •FONER, E (2006) Give me Liberty! An American History. New York. Norton Co. •www.negrospirituals.com/history.htm •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L84-74iwipU (Milo land) •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8frEt6w4G8 •http://www.thenegrospiritualinc.com/national_tre asure.htm

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