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.

Sherman Haywood Cox II

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