Negro Spirituals

How Negro spirituals came to be from christianity/culture

why were these songs written? Do the songs hold a message I do not understand?

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Swing Low , Sweet Chariot

1:42

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - The Plantation Singers
Code for the Underground Railroad and its promise for the freedom over the Ohio river.

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?

Paul Robeson - "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"
Reasons why the slaves were questioning why they're not being saved from the clutches of slavery.

Follow The Drinking Gourd

00:20 - 00:36

Eric Bibb - Follow The Drinking Gourd
The drinking gourd is code name for the big dipper which points to the north star; escape towards the direction of the north.

When the Saints Go Marching In

00:45 -1:04

When the Saints Go Marching In - The Plantation Singers
In memory of John Brown join the fight with the promise of Heaven.

Free At Last

beginning - 00:50

Free At Last
God will give them salvation when they get to heaven.

Wade in The Water

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created to instruct the slave people on what to do when escaping their slave owner.
Wade in the Water