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Songs Against Slavery Used as Tool for Abolition

December 18, 2013, was the 149th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States.  The fight to end slavery did not begin with the American Civil War.  For more than 80 years before then, people used the tools at their disposal to fight for and against the enslavement of African-Americans.  One of those tools was music. When the United States became a nation, African slaves weren’t just picking cotton in Alabama.  They were also cleaning houses in...

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