Steal Away - The Spiritual Quintet* - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (Vinyl, LP)

The literal meaning of the song was to go to Jesus, or just to sneak away in general, which became a way of communicating with other slaves to let them know they were meeting to plan a revolt, to plan their escapes using the underground railroad, or to learn to read or write. These songs began near the beginning of the slave trade and was then passed down through multiple generations.

No one person wrote any of these songs, as slaves were often illiterate, and they were usually made up while at work. Slave spirituals originated from one person beginning in song, and the rest following the leader. It was easy for people to join in because while the songs held deeper meanings, the choruses were easy to learn as they were repetitive and often had antiphonal responses christiany.

These spirituals mostly revolved around God and promised lands. Slaves lived their whole lives holding on to hope, and song is a natural way of coping. This particular slave spiritual was believed to have originated around the time the underground railroad LP) prominent, so sometime around s.

InNat Turner sang Steal Away Steal Away - The Spiritual Quintet* - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (Vinyl Jesus to call his followers for a revolt against their plantation owners, which resulted in 55 whites dead, and the execution of around slaves Tam. This period of time was extremely significant for African Americans because of the revolutionary steps being taken to fight back against slavery in new ways, like the underground railroad.

They used railroad terms to code their system. The railroad lines were the paths that slaves were to take, the stations were areas to stop along the lines, and conductors were people who were there to help you navigate the railroad and get on to freedom in the north.

The artifact itself is important because it was a form of communication for slaves, but also a beacon of hope. Singing was no longer just a form of expressing and Steal Away - The Spiritual Quintet* - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (Vinyl culture, but it was also a way to organize attempts at freedom Tam.

When I hear it, I think of all the trials that my people were put through, and then I look at our society today and am astonished that we were able to rebuild our culture the way that we have.

When slave masters tried to strip slaves of their identity, they remained rooted in song and worship. When they were forced into LP), they found a way to communicate in code. The idea of it all is impressive. As mentioned Steal Away - The Spiritual Quintet* - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (Vinyl our class lectures, slaves were stripped of their identities.

They were no longer allowed names, families, friends, or a normal way of life. Yet, they found ways to humanize themselves and each other. In the film 12 Years a Slave, Solomon and the other slaves on his plantation hold a ceremony for a man they called their uncle.

The ceremony consisted of a burial and song. Audio and video players are included. Annotate this sheet music.

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