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After viewing Goree Island, which is a twenty minute ferry boat ride from Dakar, Senegal, I was inspired to do a study, "Give Me Jesus." The history of Goree Island is the history of slavery, where twenty million went to the Americas and the Caribbean's. Here is the birth of the agonizing wails that rose from the stifling holds of the slave ships. The music took firm root in the fertile cotton fields, cornfields, rise, tobacco, and indigo plantations. Music became the only form of communication permitted by the slaves.

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