Great find or recovery of Dr Clarke’s discussion of the Hebrew Old Testament and how it became a part of the enslaved Africans in America’s religious belief culturally passed on down and still being preached in some black churches.

The underground railroad and

“crossing the river Jordan” and “no more sighing, no more crying” and

“when I get to Heaven I’m going to jump and shout … can’t nobody put me out” AND ”

“my home is o Jordan” and

“Go down Moses … go down to Egypt land .. tell old Pharaoh (southern white slavemasters) to let my people go”  !  .

And such black classics as:

James Weldon Johnson, “The Creation”:

.. Yes, that will live on … but placed in its proper perspective …

“but myth is not truth” !

Even more  detailed and comprehensive are his statements about it in –


About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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