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This episode in the award-winning PBS series American Experience follows the travels of the Jubilee Singers as they set out to save their school, introducing white audiences to African American spirituals in the process. A first-rate companion site for the film provides a transcript, biographies of key figures, and a useful timeline.
This short documentary explores the history and meaning of the spiritual while following the American Spiritual Ensemble as they tour the Deep South.