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Preserving Spirituals

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-12

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Music | Spirituals (Songs) | African Americans | Slavery

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Jones, Clarence Interviewee
  • Heritage Performer

Description

This segment from the November 12, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Heritage, a group of black Baton Rouge singers who perform Negro spirituals throughout the South. This report includes an interview with Clarence Jones, the director of Heritage, on the history of spirituals and the group’s goal of preserving them for future generations. Host: Beth George