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American Experience
Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
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Premiered October 1988 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. Series release date: 10/1988

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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. Narrator: Dion Graham.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB82B0EA19B042AE872FA537162D2071.
MLA: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB82B0EA19B042AE872FA537162D2071>.
APA: American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB82B0EA19B042AE872FA537162D2071
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