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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 162–174.
Published: 01 September 1995
... about all Negroes, just like there is no justification for taking the frenzied worship found among some whites in the Holiness churches as the basis for generalizations about the white man. Even the poorest student of logic can see the fault in such arguments. Perhaps what is more interesting...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
... in historically black institutions of higher education provided the ideal base for him to fulfill his mission of preserving the people's memory of themselves. From this vantage point he was able to influence the lives of many generations of students, and to inspire in them a deeper appreciation for their cul- 1...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1991
..., but such rappers as Chuck D of Public Enemy and KRS-One have been invited to lecture there on the philosophy and the culture of rap. Graduate students, in turn, have been researching, writing, and lecturing on rap, and in doing so have interested some of their professors in the emergen cy of black as seen through...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 1991
... appeal, and quite soon after sailing, the Negro student choristers were the center of a From R. Nathaniel Dett, "A Musical Invasion of Europe," Crisis 37 (1930): 405-7, 428. AMusiml ln11osion ol Europe BS warm and kindly interest, making many friends. Meanwhile requests for a demonstration became more...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... landscape conceals the absurdity underneath. We then see the empty hallways and neat stairways of Duxston, followed by a full-faced shot of Jackson slowly raising his head from a bowed position, indicating that the story and world we will see are his. The camera breaks to students running down the stairs...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 215–231.
Published: 01 September 1992
.... Further, they should be made attractive to White as well as Colored students, for only in this way, he says, can A Composers Viewpoint 223 Negro music be recognized for what it has already contributed to our culture, and I agree with this completely. It's my view that such a procedure would add a new...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... stewardship.13 One of the conference participants, a student of divinity, responded to the above editorial in a letter to the editor with these words: IO. Ibid. r 1. Ellen K. Coughlin, "Religion Scholars Mine Popular Music for Intimations of the Divine," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 19, 1989), A4...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 218–223.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., was attempting to stay in step with the civil rights move- ment. One major step was to bring in the largest number of African- American freshmen in the school's history. Excluding the kitchen crew, the black students, all highly recruited athletes, then num- bered about twenty-seven out of nearly two thousand...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 91–101.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... It was thus that I had the good fortune to continue at Oberlin, where I was studying with Howard Handel Carter. Carter had been a fellow student with Theodore Presser at Leipzig and was very proud of this acquaintanceship. He held me down with an iron discipline, and I needed it at that time, as I had chiefly...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 250–252.
Published: 01 March 1992
... account for the privileged role of sexual activity in our society? What is its significance for Christians? This past week I lectured at a high school in Brooklyn and received a rude awakening: I discovered that suicide, not sex, was the major issue on the minds of a majority of the students I encountered...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
...," "I'll Never Turn Back No More," "Oh, Holy Lord," and many others. No Negro has been able to achieve comparable distinction as a choral writer of Negro songs. His piano works are equally famous and are constantly performed by students and established artists. "Juba" has been performed in arrangement...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... over" or as "power with!'9 In other words, educators can use their power to control and dominate students or to free and empower them.IO This Groomian idea was not new to the early church disciples. At the dawning of the early church, teaching was revered. From accounts in the book of Acts, teaching...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... history for students by a professor in one of our leading American colleges, a college whose conservatory department ranks second to none, and which ought therefore to lead one to expect an extremely progressive point of view: "From a world-historic point of view, it cannot be maintained that American...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
... would be. Hence there arose the vogue of singing spirituals and jubilees in quartet form, unnatural though it is from a musical as well as a sociological point of view. The students of schools that had the more famous and best-developed quartets-such as Fisk, Hampton, Tuskegee, Florida Baptist Academy...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 30–42.
Published: 01 September 1994
... at the University of Florida for her comments on an earlier version of this article and making a recording of an Aladura service available to me. I would also like to thank one of my students, Andrew Mosley, for his editing assistance. 1 . Aladura means owners of prayers . 2 . During much of this period...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1987
..., n.p. 7Bayard Rustin, "Montgomery Diary," Down the Line: The Collected Writings ofBayard Rustin (Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971), p. 56. 8Bertha Gober was expelled from Albany State College for her involvement in the Albany Movement. Bevel was a student at the American Baptist Theological Seminary who...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 38–39.
Published: 01 September 1987
.... In May of 1892, McKinney was appointed president of the Baptist-founded college Florida Institute in Daytona Beach (now Florida Memorial College) by the American Baptist Home Missionary Society. He served this school , which he had entered as a student ten years earlier, until 1903, and again...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 175–181.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., justification for applying shape-notes to the spirituals in view of the fact that urban Negroes do not use them and rural Negroes should not use them. While I was the director of music at Leland College in Baker, Louisiana, I had every opportunity to compare the students who had sung shape-notes with those who...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): ix–xiv.
Published: 01 September 1995
... came under the tutelage of the individual who nurtured and encouraged his appreciation for the artistry of black folk song-the academy's music teacher, concert tenor Sidney Woodward.I James sang in the choral groups and male quartets trained at the academy by Woodward. Recognizing his young student's...
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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...