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Ainta That Good News (1985)

North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:13:36

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | Music | Slaves | Spirituals (Songs) | Fisk University | Jubilee Singers


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Hinton, Rob Reporter


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on the influence of African slaves in the United States on music, specifically through their songs called spirituals, and includes the performance of two spirituals, “Ain’a That Good News” and “Yonder Come Day,” by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers. Host: Genevieve Stewart