Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals
This discussion revolves around the background and content of Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals, a new book by Luke Powery. This is a companion volume to Rise Up, Shepherd! Advent Reflections on the Spirituals, also by Luke Powery.
Other books mentioned were:
- Slave Songs of the United States, compiled in 1867 by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison.
- The Book of American Negro Spirituals by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson.
- American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular by John Work.