San Francisco Public Library: Main Library
The African American Center
Rich in rare artifacts and 1906-1930 sound recordings from Doggett’s collection, this exhibition explored the interconnection
of song traditions of enslaved Africans, the coded symbolism of Negro Spirituals and the stories of valiant men and women who assisted enslaved Africans in their escape to the North and Canada 1830-1860.
A lecture at The Koret Auditorium on July 2nd showcased several early78rpm recordings of Negro Spirituals and Sermons/Singing featuring the rare first recording of Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho by The Harrod Singers, 1922 on the rare black owned Harlem label, Black Swan.