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“Ev’ry Day’ll Be Sunday”: Burial Sodalities

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the perpetuation of burial societies in Wiregrass County. It explains that these sodalities integrate ritual movements and drama with sacred music, and discusses the connection ... More


“The Rest Is Up to You and Me”: Sunday Morning Band and Ritual Identity in the Florida Panhandle

Jerrilyn Mcgregory

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

African Americans have ritualized social relationships into a repetitious cycle by forming organizations such as the Sunday Morning Band (SMB), a secret society that traces its roots to 1868. The SMB ... More


Epilogue

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of sacred music in Wiregrass County, and highlights some discoveries that were previously unknown to the public and many scholars. ... More


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