• The Fisk Jubilee Singers were initially reluctant to turn to spirituals, but their popularity soared in the United States and Europe once they did. Their success spawned an entire genre of sacred part-singing and numerous similar groups.

Photo of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

From Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Volume 1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement by Robert Darden


  • Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C. 20540. LC-DIG-ppmsca-11008. Digital file from original item, front.
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