Today in Black History: November 16, 1871 “The Fisk Jubilee Singers Performed Negro Spirituals Publicly”

On today in 1871, the Fisk Jubilee Singers performed at Oberlin College in Ohio. They performed before a national convention of influential ministers. This was one of the first times the public herd the music slaves sang working in the fields or behind closed doors. We know this music as Negro spirituals.

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