The Dodd Research Center’s African American Music Film Series presents:
“Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory”
Thursday, February 26th
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center
In the chaotic decade following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tennessee, set out on a mission to save their financially troubled school by giving concerts. Traveling first through cities in the North, then on to venues across Europe, the Jubilee Singers introduced audiences to the power of spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery. Driven to physical collapse and even death, the singers proved more successful — and more inspirational — than anyone could have imagined. A portrait of faith, music, and sacrifice.