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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): vii–ix.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., and its AABA ballad form does not remind us of the form of some of the black spirituals. However, when R. Nathaniel Dett heard it as a composition student at Oberlin College, he was reminded of the spirituals his family had transported to Canada, and Dvorak's message for Americans to revere...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... Eulogy given by the Reverend Samuel Williams at James's funeral services in Sisters Chapel, Spelman College, 30 December 1966. From the Spelman Messenger, January 1967. Black Sacred Music 4:2, Fall 1990. Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press. CCC 1043-9455/90/$1.50. tural heritage. From the academy...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): ix–xiv.
Published: 01 September 1995
... musical talent and particularly his potential as a violinist, Woodward took James to Atlanta in the summer of 1916 to play for concert violinist and Morehouse College professor Kemper Harreld.2 The following fall James entered the tenth grade at Morehouse Academy and became Harreld's protege. As his...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 203–215.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter r2 The Folk Festival Fort Valley State College has the most unique enterprise of a folk nature held by any of the Negro colleges to come under my noticethe Fort Valley State College Folk Festival. The origin and history of the festival...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 218–223.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Nicholas Cooper-Lewter Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Keep on Rollin' Along: The Temptations and Soul Therapy Nicholas Cooper-Lewter The Christian liberal arts college I attended in the late 1960s, lo- cated in Ohio farm country about halfway between two major urban centers...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 162–174.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to ask what the attitude of the more enlightened Negro-the Negro in colleges and professional walks of life-is to the Negro's religious folk music. I have been asked this question repeatedly by white people after lectures on Negro music. The question itself is evidence of an opinion that the more...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 87–88.
Published: 01 March 1988
..., William Francis, et al. Slave Songs of the United States. New York: Peter Smith, 1951. Facsimile of 1867 book. Bailey, Ben E. Music in the History ofTougaloo College. Jackson, Mississippi: Tougaloo College, 1986. Gillett, Charlie. The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock 'n' Roll. New York: Dell, 1970...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 341–346.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Index Afro-American Folksongs, 8, 38, 45,239 Alabama State Normal College, xi, xii Allen, Ross (Mrs 121 Allen, William Francis, 18, 239 American Ballads and Folk Songs, 68, 184, 20I American Negro Songs, 235 Anderson, Charles, 152 Anderson...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
... forming quartets (there were only a few colleges in those days) singing all over the country for the cause of Negro education. Since the schools had to depend upon unreliable travel conditions, it was easier to have an all-male organization than a mixed one, and a quartet was cheaper than a glee club...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
... creative Negro directors and teachers of singing in America. Kemper Harreld (1886-) is the youngest of the group. He came to The Great Fantasia 239 Morehouse College in 19n and has remained to develop the music in the present university system, which comprises Spelman College, Morehouse College...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 133–138.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Falling," 82 Bach, Johann Sabastian, rn9, 119 Barrett, Harris, 26 Beecher, Henry Ward, 25 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 74, 80 Bekker, Paul, 70, 76 Belgian Royal Band, 3 Bennett College, 2 Bethune, Thomas Greene, 115 Bingham, Henry, 57 black church, 23, 69, 99; spirituals arranged for, 17; spirituals...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., and his intermittent academic study beyond Oberlin. Prior to his earning a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1931, Dett had a long and distinguished teaching career. He taught at several historically black colleges where he served as director of music: Lane College in Tennessee (1908-n...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 75.
Published: 01 September 1987
... Hampton University Ministers Conference, and author of Voices of Experience (1985). Benjamin Brawley (1882-1939), longtime professor of English at Morehouse College and Howard University, authored such books as A Short History of the American Negro (1913), A Social History of the American Negro (1921...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 195–202.
Published: 01 September 1995
... is not meant to berate our Negro students for the many instances when they have sung spirituals on the concert stage. On the other hand, we are in a position to say that the Negro college alone is the most convenient purveyor of their performance. Since Fisk University so ably pioneered the performance...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): xvii–xviii.
Published: 01 September 1995
... in my research. It was through his interest and solicitation that Atlanta University and Spelman College procured my first grant. In recent years and indeed up to the present, Miss Florence M. Read, my own president at Spelman College, procured special assistance for my work from the General Education...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 60–61.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., Langston overcame the odds and went on to become the president of Virginia State College and the first and (to this day) only black representative of Virginia in the United States Congress. He also served as the first dean of the law school at Howard University (and for a brief time as acting president...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 215–231.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of that day would say today, when so many American Negroes are seeking to reach such goals, with a reasonable number actually making the grade. After I left college, ecomonic and racial factors did indeed influence my way of life to my ultimate advantage, however. I was deter­ mined to make a living in music...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 58–60.
Published: 01 September 1990
... prolific of all antislavery songwiiters. Born on a Virginia plantation in 1829, Langston overcame the odds and went on to become the president of Virginia State College and the first and (to this day) only black representative of Virginia in the United States Congress. He also served as the first dean...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 14–21.
Published: 01 March 1989
... collections and, further, he was clearly the most prolific antislavery poet, penning more than forty different sets of lyrics before 1860.1 _, Typically, as for most nineteenth century Americans, information on Simp- son is scarce. Born a free black about 1820 in Winsor, Ohio, he attended Oberlin College from...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 136–138.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... He taught at several historically black colleges where he served as director of music: Lane College in Tennessee (1908-n), Lincoln Institute in Missouri (19n-13), and Hampton Institute in Virginia (1913-32). After he earned his master's degree, he served as director of music at Bennett College...