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The Resource Nothing but love in God's water, Robert Darden

Nothing but love in God's water, Robert Darden

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Nothing but love in God's water
Title
Nothing but love in God's water
Statement of responsibility
Robert Darden
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African-American experience. Explains the historical significance of song and illustrates how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher, Volume I
  • The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God's Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the spirituals of southern fields and the ringing chords of black gospel to the protest songs that changed the landscape of labor and the cadences sung before dogs and water cannons in Birmingham, sacred song has stood center stage in the African American drama. Myriad interviews, one-of-a-kind sources, and rare or lost recordings are used to examine this enormously persuasive facet of the movement. Nothing but Love in God's Water explains the historical significance of song and helps us understand how music enabled the civil rights movement to challenge the most powerful nation on the planet. -- from Volume 1 dust jacket
  • Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in God's Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues the journey, chronicling the role this music played in energizing and sustaining those most heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine and the founder of the Black Gospel Restoration Project at Baylor University, brings this vivi, vital story to life. He explains why black sacred music helped foster community within the civil rights movement and attract new adherents; shows how Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders used music to underscore and support their message; and reveals how the songs themselves traveled and changed as the fight for freedom for African Americans continued. Darden makes an unassailable case for the importance of black sacred music not only to the civil rights era but also to present-day struggles in and beyond the United States. Taking us from the Deep South to Chicago and on to the nation's capital, Darden's grittily detailed, lively telling is peppered throughout with the words of those who were there, famous and forgotten alike; activists such as Rep. John Lewis, the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Willie Bolden, as well as musical virtuosos such as Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, and the Mighty Wonders. Expertly assembled from published and unpublished writing, oral histories, and rare recordings, this is the history of the soundtrack that fueled the long march toward freedom and equality for the black community in the United States and continues to inspire and uplift people all over the world. -- from Volume 2 dust jacket
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PSt/DLC
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1954-
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Darden, Bob
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3556
LC item number
.D33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Spirituals (Songs)
  • Gospel music
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Gospel music
  • Spirituals (Songs)
Label
Nothing but love in God's water, Robert Darden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume I. Black sacred music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement -- Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from the Sit-Ins to Resurrection City
Control code
880689697
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780271075761
Lccn
2014018652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880689697
Label
Nothing but love in God's water, Robert Darden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume I. Black sacred music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement -- Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from the Sit-Ins to Resurrection City
Control code
880689697
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780271075761
Lccn
2014018652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880689697

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