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Preserving Spirituals (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-12

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Music | Spirituals (Songs) | African Americans | Slavery


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Jones, Clarence Interviewee
  • Heritage Performer


This segment from the November 12, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Heritage, a group of black Baton Rouge singers who perform Negro spirituals throughout the South. This report includes an interview with Clarence Jones, the director of Heritage, on the history of spirituals and the group’s goal of preserving them for future generations. Host: Beth George