Collection Items

  • Biography
    Lewis Wade Jones (1910-1979) Biography. Library of Congress/Fisk University Mississippi Delta Collection (AFC 1941/002) (finding aid to the collection).
    • Contributor: Jones, Lewis Wade
  • Audio Recording
    Joe Louis
    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Article
    African American Gospel - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections African American Gospel music is a form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South. Its development coincided with -- and is germane to -- the development of rhythm and blues. Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections Oh, Jonah! Performed by the Golden Jubilee Quartet. Recorded by Willis James, 1943. We are ...
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including
  • Article
    African American Song From rappers like André 3000 (1975–) and pop stars like Michael Jackson (1958–2009), to opera singers like Denyce Graves (1964–) and gospel artists like Yolanda Adams (1961–), African American vocal artists continue to shake up and shape the musical culture of the United States in profound ways.
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...
  • Book/Printed Material
    There is no harm in dancing Book. print | 58 p. 15 cm. | by W. E. Penn, with an introduction by Rev. J. H. Stribling ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Published later under title: The upas tree ... Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). W. E. PENN,PALESTINE, TEXAS.
    • Contributor: L. E. Kline - Penn, W. E.
    • Date: 1884