Negro Spirituals

Use scholarly journal to discuss Negro Spirituals and the double meanings behind them.  Spirituals reflect the influence of slavery in their emphasis on traditional Christian themes of salvation, which in this context take on a double meaning. Through the use of coded lyrics, the worshipers sing of their journey toward spiritual freedom through faith, but the song also expresses their hope for physical freedom through God’s grace. These two levels of meaning are especially clear in the many spirituals that recount God’s deliverance of his chosen people in the Old Testament, in whom African American slaves saw a reflection of their own suffering. Use examples and quotes that best support your answers. Give your answer in the third person Seperate Work Cited page needed