Essay heading: Frederic Douglas Slave Songs
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February 24, 2005
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It is impossible to conceive of a greater mistake. Slaves sing when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart, and is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears." ( Douglass, Chapter II, p. 281).
Slaves were never allowed to come together to discuss the cruel and unjust treatment their masters gave them...
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Slaves were never allowed to come together to discuss the cruel and unjust treatment their masters gave them. They could never speak of the truths of the evil society they lived in. In engulfing in spirituals and songs they were able to convey facts through, "tones loud, long and deep; they breathed the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish...
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