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Harry Thacker Burleigh: A Guide to Resources

Selected Videos

Public programs at the Library of Congress are often recorded for online viewing. Find more videos related to the history of African-American music on the Library of Congress Event Videos page. The videos below are specific to the music of Harry Thacker Burleigh.

Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Author and ethnomusicologist, Jean E. Snyder discusses Harry T. Burleigh's leading role in American music and culture during the 20th century, through his work as a composer, arranger, and performer. Part of her research was conducted using Library of Congress resources. Event date: February 20, 2017.

Wayne Shirley discusses "Deep River"

Retired Library of Congress Music Reference Librarian, Wayne Shirley, discusses the history of Harry T. Burleigh's song "Deep River."