#6 “Roll, Jordan, Roll” and other great slave songs coded with freedom terms

The coded song for escaped slaves, “Roll, Jordan, Roll,” was one of many notable works captured by a young musicologist and published in 1867. Lucy McKim was 19-years-old when she traveled with her abolitionist father in 1862 to the Sea Islands of Georgia for a three-week visit to check on the conditions of recently freedContinue reading “#6 “Roll, Jordan, Roll” and other great slave songs coded with freedom terms”