Religion: Heaven Bound

Religion has led the U. S. Negro, as it led John Bunyan, to regard life as a pilgrimage through many pitfalls for gay rewards. This is the import of almost every Negro spiritual; it is the import of a morality play called Heaven Bound which has made its appearance in Atlanta, performed by the choir of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. First wide public to hear about Heaven Bound was the theatrical world. Theatre Guild Magazine for August called it "the first great American folk drama" and said: "It should and probably will...

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