Gospel Music is Deeply Rooted in the Rich Traditions of the African-American Church.

Posted on May 2, 2021.

From the early 1600’s right through to the American Civil War in 1865 groups of African American slaves in the Southern states sought solace in work songs and field hollers to ease the drudgery of hard labor in the fields, on the railroads, in the turpentine camps, wherever slaves were put to work as forced labor The   ‘call and response’ religion-based songs that gave them hope for a brighter future.                                                                                                           From: Spiritually Connected Today