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As the Negro spiritual "I Shall Not Be Moved" reflects a tree planted by the water, the quilt shall not be moved as a tradition of defiance and dialectical response to social and political circumstances.
And as principal editor of The Negro Caravan, Brown wrote with unusual sensitivity and insight about the Negro spiritual based on the Dives-Lazarus story, "I Got a Home in That Rock."
A recent song that people have collectively decided warrants a term as loaded as negro spiritual is Kendrick Lamar's "Alright": It has Christian overtones, overt acknowledgement of a struggle, and became a rallying anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement as it gained prominence.
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And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children – black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics – will be able to join hands and sing, in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last!
This old Negro spiritual, written after the Civil War by an unknown author, expresses both the dignity of ex-slaves after the end of bondage and the yearning for release from the miseries of their lot after emancipation.
The short clip features the today quite well-known progressive Erie Benedictine nuns singing the today quite maligned Negro spiritual that became a '60s camp-song hit.
to benefit Operation Home Front, the "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education, as well as raising money for charitable donations.
One such drawing bears the inscription varese; another, negro spiritual, though specific sources are rarely indicated.
See, for example, George Pullen Jackson's 1932 "The Genesis of the Negro Spiritual," in which he argues that "Negro spirituals" are derived wholesale from mid-nineteenth-century white Protestant hymns.
Its title was 'Oh Freedom', from the Negro Spiritual.
This paper examines from such historical perspective two of black America's gifts to the world: the Negro spiritual and the blues.