Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

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9780060934828: Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

The inspiring story of the Jubilee singers follows a group of singers--all former slaves--on a grueling journey from Nashville to New York City, where they would introduce thousands of whites to Negro spirituals. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Andrew Ward is the author of Out Here: A Newcomer's Notes from the Great Northwest and Our Bones are Scattered, which won the Washington Governor's Award. A former contributing editor for the Atlantic Monthly, commentator for NPR's All Things Considered, and columnist for the Washington Post, Ward originated and co-wrote a documentary about the Jubilee Singers for WGBH's The American Experience. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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"A bittersweet and movingly told story of the African Americans singers who introduced Negro spirituals to...the US and Europe." -- Kirkus Reveiws

"History shows us, in Ward's inspiring book...a triumph of great music and personal courage." -- The Seattle Times

"It is impossible to finish [Ward's] book without admiration for the Jubilees." -- The New York Times Book Review

"One reads Dark Midnight When I Rise with the sense of history as a great journey...[a]noble...book" -- The Chicago Tribune

"Ward captures not only the poignant struggle of the Jubilee Singers...but the oppression of blacks as well." -- The Oklahoman

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