Category Archives: African American music

The Negro National Anthem–As You’ve Never Seen it Before…/ A Black History Moment

Although February has been established as Black History Month the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project wishes to post this video on this first day of March. We acknowledge that our history spans every day of the year and … Continue reading

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Source Documents for Blog Visitors, February 2012

This project is committed to getting out information to those who are interested. We pledged to provide readers quarterly with materials that we base the posts upon, so here are the second quarter’s materials as promised by category with annotation. … Continue reading

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Holiday Post: Distant Shore

Click to listen: Remember Me Photographed at dawn, we look eastward to our ancestors’ motherland. How did they live into tomorrow? Yet most did. They are who we were, are and will be. “Remember Me” accompanying this post was arranged … Continue reading

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Music and Song

A vital life force in Africa and throughout the Diaspora is music. Historian Marcus Redeker in his work, The Slave Ship: A Human History, states that music was a primary means of communication and support among captives during the Middle … Continue reading

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