Go Down, Moses Discussion Questions

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Investigate the history of the Underground Railroad, focusing on the role that spirituals played in communicating messages.

There are a number of connections between spirituals and the protest songs of the Civil Rights movement. Compare and contrast some of these songs.

Write a report on the role of the griot or storyteller in African tribal culture.

Choose a famous tale from history, the Bible, folk or fairy tales, even current events. Retell it in song or poetry.

Spirituals connect the Hebrews of the Old Testament with the slaves in theUnited States. Over the past several decades, however, prominent African-American leaders such as Louis Farrakhan have been accused of anti-Semitism. Investigate these charges and write a report on your findings.

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