Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon in New Orleans - 14 February, 1858

from Letter from Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon to her father, Benjamin Smith, 14 Feb. 1858, pages 364-365:

I went on to the Methodist[s] and seeing a black man in the pulpit I went in and took my old place… He spoke about the Jews and the captivity, and I remarked as I have often done that they (the congregation) always identify themselves with that chosen people in bondage and look forward to the release. Some look to heaven, but some, I am sure, look for a better time on earth. They sang ‘I’m going home to glorie. Peter, John I then shall see. I’m going home to glorie. Matthew, Luke I then shall see. I’m going home to glorie, etc.’ I think they put in the names of anyone …   more >>
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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Letter from Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon to her father, Benjamin Smith, 14 Feb. 1858. In Anita Kermode and Frank Kermode (ed.), The Oxford book of letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 364-365. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408368835688 accessed: 25 June, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
feminist activist, Artist
1827-1891

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I'm going home to glorie performed by slaves

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 February, 1858
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:33:56 +0100