Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism

In 2005 our family made a pilgrimage from our home in Indiana to two all-day Sacred Harp singings in rural Alabama churches. Seventeen-year-old Ben Jacobs and his mom went along. Ben had sung occasionally with our local group but had not yet made the trek to the southern uplands where families have been singing from The Sacred Harp songbook for generations.

 

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