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Downhome gospel : African American spiritual activism in Wiregrass Country

Author: Jerrilyn McGregory
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs. In this region African Americans maintain a social world of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McGregory, Jerrilyn.
Downhome Gospel : African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerrilyn McGregory
ISBN: 9781604737820 1604737824 9781604737837 1604737832
OCLC Number: 607084917
Description: xxiv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Come go with me : liberation songs --
Ev'ry day'll be Sunday : burial sodalities --
There's a meeting here tonight : Baptist modalities --
On the way to glory : the shape-note tradition --
God has smiled on me : traditional gospel --
The gospel train is coming : Wiregrass contemporary gospel --
I feel no ways tired : Sarah's daughters.
Responsibility: Jerrilyn McGregory.

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Explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. Jerrilyn McGregory examines African American sacred  Read more...

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