What is Negro spiritual?

  • (noun): A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
    Synonyms: spiritual

Famous quotes containing the words spiritual and/or negro:

    It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    It now appears that the negro race is, more than any other, susceptible of rapid civilization. The emancipation is observed, in the islands, to have wrought for the negro a benefit as sudden as when a thermometer is brought out of the shade into the sun. It has given him eyes and ears.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)