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On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals
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Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Date Published: Sep 08, 2009
Format File: PDF, ebook, Kindle

"The intimate, unpretentious talk about familiar songs will grab readers, who will want to find out more about the inspiring history." — BOOKLIST (starred review)

Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals. Now, with the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, she paints compelling portraits of the lives of her ancestors through the words of songs such as "Go Down, Moses" and "Ain’t Got Time to Die," celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive, to worship, and to build.

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