Publisher description for On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals / Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Arthur C. Jones.


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With the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, Nikki Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the glorious words of spirituals.

Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals. In ON MY JOURNEY NOW, she paints compelling portraits of the lives of her ancestors through familiar songs such as "Go Down, Moses" and personal favorites such as "Ain’t Got Time to Die," celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive, to worship, and to build. ON MY JOURNEY NOW includes a foreword by Dr. Arthur Jones, founder and artistic program director of the Spirituals Project.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Spirituals (Songs) -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.