Dr. Howard Thurman of Boston University is widely and favorably known for his devotional books. In this book he draws upon his own experience and his knowledge of the psychology of his fellow Negroes to share with his readers some ""reflections on the religious insight of the Negro spirituals"". It is a beautifully written, sensitive and moving interpretation of the spiritual, social and political aspirations of the American Negroes as they are expressed in the spirituals. While a large number of spirituals are touched upon, extensive treatment is given to six, namely: The blind man stood on the road; When we get to Heaven; Palm in Gilead; Deep River; Jacob's Ladder; Wade in the Water, Children. For lovers of America's best in folk songs and for those who would understand the soul of the Negro, this is indispensable.