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excerpted from Spirituals: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography for Research and Performance by Kathleen A. Abromeit. Photo: : The Collection at Emory University: The Tuskegee Institute Choir, conducted by William Levi Dawson (Carnegie Hall, January 1933).