Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory

Video. PBS, 2019.

This PBS documentary explores how former slaves contributed to American culture while overcoming oppression.


articles and historical timeline; transcript of the documentary; the history of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "This Little Light of Mine;" the Fisk Jubilee Singers; the rich heritage of African American spirituals

Best For

worship leaders; anyone interested in racial justice and gospel music


free through PBS

Suggested Uses

  • Appreciate this Black expression of music by watching with your choir or worship team.
  • Celebrate and claim the resilience of Black communities by watching with your congregation.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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