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Title:
Give me wings : how a choir of former slaves took on the world
Author:
Lowinger, Kathy author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario : Annick Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
The story of the "Jubilee Singers, [who] traveled from Cincinnati to New York, following the path of the Underground Railroad. With every performance they endangered their lives and those of the people helping them, but they also broke down barriers between blacks and whites, lifted spirits, and even helped influence modern American music: the Jubilees were the first to introduce spirituals outside their black communities [and are still active and highly regarded today]"--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
"Never a slave!" -- John Brown's body -- We are all in this war -- Getting into paradise -- Root, hog, or die -- Songs for the right -- Sing up the walls -- Breaking the chains -- The good we might do.
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781554517466

9781554517473
Format :
Book