[African American men, women and children outside a church], 1899-1900. Gelatin silver print. From an album compiled by W. E. B. DuBois in the Daniel Murray Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-103393
The John Church Company published Dett's arrangement of There's a Meetin' Here Tonight in 1921. The composer dedicated the work to the Cecilia Society of Boston, an all-white chorus organized in 1874 under the sponsorship of Harvard University. The same group had premiered Dett's Chariot Jubilee a year earlier.