Hear Here! Episode 4 | Singing to Freedom: Slave Songs and the Underground Railroad

Many of us know and love traditional spirituals like Swing Low, Sweet Chariot or Wade in the Water. But a lesser known aspect is that many of these songs served as coded messages for the Underground Railroad. We’ll explore the connection between slavery and the songs that slaves sang on their way to freedom. (Producer: Crystal Sarakas)

Classroom Resources

No Man Can Hinder Me: The Journey From Slavery to Emancipation Through Song by Velma Maia Thomas

‘Coded Spirituals’ | A full teacher resource gallery from PBS LearningMedia. Follow the Drinking Gourd | This book, song video, and Reading Rainbow episode offer kids.


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Dick’s Sporting Goods Shoppers React To Company’s Decision To Limit Gun Sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it will stop selling assault-style rifles like the one used in the Florida high school shooting and won’t sell firearms to anyone under 21. NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Cornell University business ethics professor Dana Radcliffe, who also teaches ethics and public policy at Syracuse University, about the company’s decision.