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Web Table 4.1. Original Hampton Institute Singers, 1873, directed by Thomas P. Fenner

Web Table 4.2. Personnel of the original Tennesseans, formed 1873, directed by John Wesley Donavin

Web Table 4.3. Spirituals, hymns, and parlor songs from which Donavin's Tennesseans selected their concert repertory, ca. end of 1875 (from undated program booklet, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa)

Web Table 4.4. Biographical Dictionary of Jubilee Concert Troupes

 

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Sandra Jean Graham is an associate professor of music at Babson College. Her articles on spirituals and blackface minstrelsy have been published in American Music, the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed), and The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (Oxford, 2014).