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Downhome GospelAfrican American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country$
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Jerrilyn McGregory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737820

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001

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(p.177) Epilogue
Downhome Gospel

Jerrilyn McGregory

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of sacred music in Wiregrass County, and highlights some discoveries that were previously unknown to the public and many scholars. These include the Twentieth of May, Sunday Morning Band, Fifth Sundays, and the sacred music these occasions ritualized. The chapter also discusses the role of women spiritual activists in promoting a womanist spirituality to ensure the success of their entire network.

Keywords:   sacred music, Wiregrass County, Twentieth of May, Sunday Morning Band, Fifth Sundays, women spiritual activists, womanist spirituality

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