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American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory; Interview with Reavis Mitchell, Historian

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2000

Reavis Mitchell Interview


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Series
American Experience
Program
Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
Program Number

1208

Title

Interview with Reavis Mitchell, Historian

Series Description

As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award.

Program Description

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 bankrupt 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.

Duration

0:28:58

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Creators
Smith, Llewellyn (Producer)
Contributors
Mitchell, Reavis (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Rights Summary

Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory; Interview with Reavis Mitchell, Historian,” 2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_276B47FE893F4620A2AF2081E135DC69.
MLA: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory; Interview with Reavis Mitchell, Historian.” 2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_276B47FE893F4620A2AF2081E135DC69>.
APA: American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory; Interview with Reavis Mitchell, Historian. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_276B47FE893F4620A2AF2081E135DC69
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