Join the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion for the lecture “The Rest Are All Singing: Literacy, Print, and Sacred Songs in the American South” by Dr. Beth Schweiger in the Armstrong Browning Library and Museum’s Cox Lecture Hall.
Print was crucial to the creation and dissemination of black and white sacred music in the South. Revival songs circulated along with the hymns of the Anglo-American tradition in tens of thousands of pamphlets, hymnbooks, and tune-books in the decades before the Civil War. This talk will restore the importance of this rich literate tradition to the history of American culture.
Admission is free, but make sure to register online to reserve your seat.