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‘Ride On King Jesus’ Featured In CPR Classical’s ‘Journey To Freedom’

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
The founding members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1875. The group was composed mostly of former slaves, and among the first to give public performances of Negro spirituals, including Ride On King Jesus. Fisk University is in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Journey to Freedom: The Spirituals Radio Project,” a year-long series from CPR Classical, continues.

M. Roger Holland, II introduces a song that exudes empowerment: Ride On King Jesus. It depicts Christ as a hero on a horse, signaling a triumph over slavery.