Announcing Our
2014-15 Season

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama and the passage of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965

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Welcome to the Team

Wil Alston joins The Spirituals Project as Acting Executive Director

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Nikki Giovanni and Art Jones

reaping the harvest at the first REAP National Conference on the Spirituals

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Spirituals Project Choir

sharing the legacy of the spirituals through dynamic performances

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Mother and Daughter

reaping the harvest at the first REAP National Conference on the Spirituals

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Singing for Freedom: 50 Years Since Selma

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john-lewis-bloody-sundayThe Black-led U.S. freedom movement of the 1950’s and 60’s was fueled by the communal singing of freedom songs, many of which were simply old spirituals revived with new lyrics that were shaped to fit the needs of the movement (see Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement: Slave Spirituals Revived on our Sweet Chariot website).   Read More

"When music is created during a time intense personal and collective crises, it ends up transcending the circumstances of its original creation. This is music that is timeless." ~ Dr. Arthur C. Jones, Founder