"A bittersweet and movingly told story of the African Americans singers who introduced Negro spirituals to...the US and Europe." -- Kirkus Reveiws
"History shows us, in Ward's inspiring book...a triumph of great music and personal courage." -- The Seattle Times
"It is impossible to finish [Ward's] book without admiration for the Jubilees." -- The New York Times Book Review
"One reads Dark Midnight When I Rise with the sense of history as a great journey...[a]noble...book" -- The Chicago Tribune
"Ward captures not only the poignant struggle of the Jubilee Singers...but the oppression of blacks as well." -- The Oklahoman
"Ward has done a masterful job...this book is sure to be a notable addition to African American library collections." -- Booklist
About the Author
Andrew Ward is the author of Out Here: A Newcomer's Notes from the Great Northwest and Our Bones are Scattered, which won the Washington Governor's Award. A former contributing editor for the Atlantic Monthly, commentator for NPR's All Things Considered, and columnist for the Washington Post, Ward originated and co-wrote a documentary about the Jubilee Singers for WGBH's The American Experience. He lives in Seattle, Washington.