Royalties for Spirituals Webinar
For those who attended the webinar on Saturday, February 26, 2022 or have viewed the recording, here are some of the resources mentioned by participants in the chat feature and by the panelists. The chat track is not included in the video recording. This is not a comprehensive list of resources -- it simply reflects some of the information shared in the course of the webinar.
Recordings of the Webinar
Susan DeSelms - Panelist
Adam Waite - Panelist
Dr. Emmett G. Price III - Panelist
The plate offering from today's service will go to
Hamilton-Garrett Center for Music and Arts in Roxbury.
We at the United Parish in Brookline
acknowledge the history and significance of the African American Spirituals, traditionally called Negro Spirituals,
sung in today’s worship service.
With great respect and deep gratitude
for the extraordinary musical contributions
made to American music by Black people,
we offer our thanks and praise to God
for the creators of the Negro Spirituals
and their descendants.
We pledge that each time we sing the spiritual songs
of enslaved Black people in our worship together:
We will sing and hear them with holy reverence
and open hearts;
We will honor the unnamed musicians
who created them;
And we will pay royalties to organizations
promoting the advancement of Black artists and musicians in America, starting with Hamilton-Garrett Center for Music and Arts.
We understand that the debt owed
to Black musicians and artists
can never be fully repaid.
Through our prayers, our gifts and our actions,
we will strive to do all that we can
to end systemic racism in America.