The Legacy of Freedom in the African-American Spiritual

By Heather Ross “I looks like gwine to heaven,” said the woman; “an’t thar where white folks is gwine?  S’pose they’d have me thar?  I’d rather go to torment, and get away from Mas’r and Missis.”  So speaks Prue in chapter 18 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Unlike Prue, many other enslaved people considered heaven [...]