Negro Spirituals and the Black Madonna, sides 1-2 A
Oct. 16, 1975
Negro Spirituals and the Black Madonna, sides 1-2 A (44:59). Thurman introduces negro spirituals and their early influence on his life. He excavates the motivations and inspirations behind these spirituals, namely, the raw experience that produced them. Caught in an environment where it was difficult to maintain a sense of identity, the enslaved Africans maintained a radical sense of option. With options, they eventually would have freedom.