Brian Wright, apprentice to hymn liner Troy Demps, leads a congregation in singing a hymn. - Orlando, Florida

Brian Wright, apprentice to hymn liner Troy Demps, leads a congregation in singing a hymn. - Orlando, Florida


Image Number

  • FA2708

Year

  • 1995

Date Note

  • Photographed on January 18, 1995.

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General Note

  • Brian Wright is on the right; Troy Demps is at center.
  • Hymn lining is a style of singing that was established in the colonies in the 1640s. Since slaves (and many whites) could not read and the number of hymnals was limited, they "lined out" or "raised a hymn." A church elder or minister (sometimes called an "exhorter") who could read would recite a line, then sing it with the congregation. The process was repeated until the hymn was completed.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1640B18BD.

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Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Brian Wright, apprentice to hymn liner Troy Demps, leads a congregation in singing a hymn. - Orlando, Florida. 1995. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108630>, accessed 17 January 2019.

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Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Brian Wright, apprentice to hymn liner Troy Demps, leads a congregation in singing a hymn. - Orlando, Florida. 1995. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jan. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108630>.

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