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Singin Wid A Sword In Ma Han is a musical docudrama created by actor, singer, historian, writer and citizen of Harlem USA, Vienna Carroll. A young woman tells her story of love, family and escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad, interweaving the spirituals as escape songs, and showing a surprising range of conductors.
© 2009 Dixie Sheridan
Based upon historical research, this docudrama uses actual characters, sites, and stories of the Underground Railroad from Vienna’s hometown of York, PA. We see Black activists essential to the success of the Underground Railroad and the crucial role of the Black church in Underground Railroad activity. We discover the existence of Blacks living freely in the southern states and of Maroon societies who raid plantations.
The spirituals, a vital resource about freedom stories like these given the paucity of written documentation, drive the story.
The spirituals, a vital resource about freedom stories like these given the paucity of written documentation, drive the story. Singin’ reveals the Spirituals in their natural and authentic circumstance: in the field, cabin or church, by the river, at the camp meeting, singly or in a group: as expressions of the feeling of the moment, the yearning for spiritual release, the desire for freedom, and information and warnings.
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