This is always a deeply meaningful service of song and story.
Jim Thomas is founder and president of the Spirituals Choir and he is a member of UUSMV. The US Slave Song Project (USSSP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about authentic US slave songs. US slave songs, also known as Negro spirituals, are true American folk music. They were sung by slaves between 1619 and 1865, when the last slaves were freed.