Church Music Of African-americans

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

One of the richest contributions to church music in America has undoubtedly come from the heritage of the African-Americans who came to America as slaves. Their hymns and spirituals, which are sung today across the world, give evidence of both the extreme hardships and the fervent faith that was a part of their experience in America.

Africans in America

A glance down the "for sale" columns of eighteenth-century American newspapers would reveal dozens of small ads such as this:



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