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American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory


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

1208C2

Series Description

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

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. Narrator: Dion Graham.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB82B0EA19B042AE872FA537162D2071.
MLA: “American Experience; Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <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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