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Travelling Down That Gospel Highway: Carolina Traditions of Black Sacred Song

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African Americans found musical and expressive freedom following the Civil War when they began to build their own churches. Hymnals merged with traditional African songs and created a strong new genre of spiritual expression. Some of the state's most prominent black musicians included Shirley Caesar, The Bright Moon Quartet, and the Golden Echoes.