Negro Spiritual recognized as National Treasure

The Trouble I've Seen: The Big Book of Negro SpiritualsThe Senate has recognized the Negro Spiritual as a national treasure. You can find the resolution at this link. The negro spiritual is a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome the worst of this world. The African slave took the pains and hurts of this world and forged a music that pointed to God’s future, chastized the current world, and informed the slaves when the Underground railroad was passing through. This music has influenced all music that is american.

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Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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  1. DR. FLOYD JACKSON says:

    How can I learn more about Negro Spirituals being a national treasure?

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