The new Martha’s Vineyard Times (July 17, 2013) has a lovely story about Jim Thomas, the U.S. Slave Song Project, and the Spirituals Choir. Check it out!
Thank you, Gwyn McAllister, for doing such a good job.
It’s been a distressing week for all of us. The slaves sang these songs to get them through days worse than most of us can imagine. Come hear some of these songs at Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs, this Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Kids 12 and under get in free.
Some times I feel discouraged,
And think my work’s in vain,
But then the Holy Spirit
Revives my soul again.
— From “Balm in Gilead”