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Calvin Earl

In 2006, Calvin Earl became the Honorary Spokesperson for Twin Resolutions he presented to the US Congress to recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure and honor the slaves for their gifts to our nation with our deepest gratitude and respect. Click to watch the C-Span video coverage of the event.

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Calvin Earl

Calvin’s passion for the spirituals has led him on a personal journey to find the core essence and true intention of a music born in the cotton fields of the Old South. Along the way he discovered much more than music. Join in as he shares his insights and amazing discoveries with you through his music and interactive conversation.

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History Center

Calvin Earl history Center

Discover little known facts in America’s oral history including secret codes and routes on the UGRR embedding in the African American spirituals. The Center For Learning not only provides an educational resource but also allows for your contributions and knowledge sharing in an ongoing effort to collect the stories of our cultural heritage.

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Book a Concert

Each concert/lecture is designed to inspire and cultivate creativity, activism, music and cultural arts in your university, school or organization. Calvin also takes you on his personal journey and his leadership role securing a unanimous vote in the US Congress to recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure.

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Video Series

Calvin Earl

Calvin travels the back roads of America in search of the music and stories of the people who traveled on the Underground Railroad on their route to freedom. Join him as you take this journey together exploring the roots of American music and meeting some fine folks along the way who have amazing stories to tell.

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TESTIMONIALS

Calvin Earl Testimonials

“Mr. Earl embodies the qualities of a cultural ambassador who is able to bring the significance of his artistic tradition to all the people of this nation and beyond our frontiers. His strength lies in his ability to communicate and build a strong rapport with the students around mutual respect.”—Jorge F.

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MUSIC LYRICS

Calvin Earl music lyrics

Find the lyrics, sound recordings, and oral history to many of our beloved African American spirituals including Wade In The Water, Steal Away, Do Lord Remember Me, and Go Down Moses which was a forbidden song for the slaves to sing. Oh, let’s not forget Free At Last, a spiritual Dr. King made famous! Listen and sing along.

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BIOGRAPHY

Calvin Earl biography

As a young boy listening to the spirituals sung in the cotton fields, to performing with Mahalia Jackson, to becoming the Honorary Spokesperson for legislation he created and ensured would honor the slaves and recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure reveals how grateful Calvin is for the gifts from his ancestors.

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