Gospel Music Scholar Robert Darden Explores How Spirituals Powered the Civil Rights Movement

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When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at a mass meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL to kick off the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, it was before “5,000 hymn-singing blacks.” Those thousands of voices united in song, prayer, and protest show the power of black sacred song, which has payed a […]


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