SC Lede: Eric Sean Crawford's 'Gullah Spirituals'
On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for August 7, 2021, we speak with musicologist Eric Sean Crawford, director of the The Joyner Institute at Coastal Carolina University. Crawford's new book Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands (2021, University of South Carolina Press) traces Gullah Geechee songs from their beginnings in West Africa to their height as songs for social change and Black identity in the 20th century American South.
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