Songs Of Slavery and Emancipation is a multimedia project presenting recently discovered songs composed by enslaved people and explicitly calling for resistance to slavery. The book, CD and documentary film come out Friday June 17, and we hear from Mat Callahan who spearheaded the project. He tells about the origins of these songs, the process of researching them and the significance of publishing them now in some cases for the first time in centuries. 

 

Recognition March of the Independence of Hayti | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

March On | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

The Negro’s Complaint | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

Nat Turner | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

Children, We All Shall Be Free | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

Hymn of Freedom | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

Uncle Gabriel The Negro General | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

Song of the “Aliened American” | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022

The Band of Thieves | Songs of Slavery and Emancipation | 2022