breath of hope . . .

Had it not been for George L. White, treasurer and music professor at Fisk University in 1871, the world might have been deprived of the rich, haunting, intimate songs first sung by slaves– songs that we now call “spirituals.”

Learn more about Fisk University and the Fisk Jubilee Singers and their history. Listen to early recordings of these  songs at the Library of Congress.

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