Blog post #8

  1. According to Du Bois, what is the significance of what he calls the “sorrow songs” to African-American history and culture?

These “songs of pain” accompanied black enslaved in the past. These songs meant a lot to They used them to express their suffering and pain given the discrimination of those times, it was like a hymn that strengthened and unified them

  1. Which of the songs featured in this chapter us the most significant, in your opinion, and why?

Two very significant songs in my opinion would be “My Way Is Cloudy” and “Steal away”. This two titles convey a lot to me about how black people felt about the abuse that they were suffering.

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