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"Pap" Singleton songster

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Creator: Hickman, Hester

Date: 1877

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: E185 *1

Unit ID: 210535

Summary: This pamphlet, sold by Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, the "Father of the Exodus," includes the lyrics for two songs advertising black Southerners' emigration to Kansas. The first song, "The Land that Gives Birth to Freedom," alludes to the hardships of life in Tennessee and the promise of a better life in Kansas. The second song, "Extending Our Voices to Heaven," is a farewell message to those left behind. Lyrics for these songs were written by Mrs. Hester Hickman with arrangement by A. D. DeFrantz. The pamphlet was originally included in the Benjamin Singleton scrapbook.

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Title (Main title): "Pap" Singleton songster


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