“The Power of Spirituals” is an interactive event based on Eileen Guenther’s recently-published book, In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals. In this program, Guenther combines first-person narratives and former slave interviews with her own commentary, all interwoven with the singing of Spirituals (by the group, choirs or soloists). Wesley Theological Seminary students, Armand Peterson and Miracle Worrell, will be performing.
Many Americans have significant gaps in their historic and cultural education; the music and the texts of this presentation not only shine a light on the events of the past, but also serve as a means of hope and reconciliation in the present. The event is located in Oxnam Chapel on Wesley's main campus.