Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Sabbath Glee Club Gives Good Program"

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Article "Sabbath Glee Club Gives Good Program"

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This article discusses the popularity of "Negro spirituals" in the US and abroad. The Sabbath Glee Club, presumably either a black choir brought in to perform for the white audience, or a white University Glee Club appropriating this music, performed these songs. The article notes that "Only recently have these spirituals been recognized as a type of music quite unique and worthy of use by the best composers. By their excellent Interpretation the negroes have themselves brought about this recognition and gained for their songs a lasting fame thru the work of Dvorak." The language used to describe the event illustrates both a sense of paternalism and ignores the long history of this song style, tying back to the era of enslavement.

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1924-02-15

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Sabbath Glee Club Gives Good Program",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1818.