Producer and narrator for Feierabend Association for Music Education presentation on behalf of Dr. Donna Cox.
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American (General)
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For american abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the deep soul stirring singing he grew up hearing was a testimony against slavery and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains, he poignantly describes the singing. They were tones loud, long and D. They breathed, the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish. Every tone was a testimony against slavery and a prayer to God for deliverance. From chains to those songs, I trace my first glimmering conceptions of the dehumanizing character of slavery. For those who stayed singing served as a mediator between the dissonance of oppression and the belief that there was a bright side somewhere.