Singing spirituals together to raise your voice for peace, justice, and equality.
Intentionally evoking the tradition of African American Spirituals, Spiritualing serves as a place of rejuvenation for the mind, body and soul of citizen activist. Our mission is to enable citizen activism by hosting cultural events (Spiritualing Pop-Ups) that bring people together to sing spirituals in resistance to racial injustice while supported by uplifting musical performances, nourishment from local establishments, and essential rest facilities. Music is our choice of protest and together we can sing down the barriers to justice. Join us in introducing music-centered activism to a new generation of activists.
“Spiritualing” def: singing Spirituals together
According to the Library of Congress, African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitute one of the largest and most significant forms of American folksong. “A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s.”
We encourage you to learn more about African American Spirituals.