Spirituals

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This documentary traces the history of the Spiritual -- a uniquely American art form. Created in the fields and slave shacks of the American South, these folksongs allowed slaves to secretly communicate with each other, giving them the power to console, heal and resist. THE SPIRITUALS eloquently recounts the bitter history from which the art form arose and follows the American Spiritual Ensemble as they attempt to preserve the vanishing folksongs of the slaves.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/18/2009
11 p.m.
2/19/2009
4 a.m.
2/24/2009
8 p.m.
2/25/2009
5 a.m.
3/1/2009
1:30 p.m.
3/3/2009
2 p.m.
8/27/2009
3:30 a.m.
8/30/2009
3:30 p.m.
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