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Posted By: femuse
24-May-20 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Talk About Suffering
Subject: RE: Origins: Talk About Suffering
..... The front cover of The Life of Lewis Charlton, A Poor Old Slave (which probably dates from around the time of the Civil War)

Charlton recalls slaves being marched out of the city, singing 'Don't talk about suffering here below/ But talk about love like Jesus',
and a slave named Larry Porter who 'was a devout Christian and insisted on attending Methodist meetings on Sunday where he led the singing.'

"Bringing me to where I am": Jazz Autobiography in Context
Holly Ellen Baverstock Farrington
Thesis submitted for the award of Ph.D at Middlesex University
September 2004