"Amen" by Carlos Scott (2020)

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Title

"Amen" by Carlos Scott (2020)

Subject

Gospel Music
Slavery--United States--Songs and music

Description

Carlos Scott is a GU 272 direct descendant of Isaac Hawkins. Carlos grew up in Maringouin, Louisiana, but now resides in Bowie, Maryland. He is a singer and songwriter. Carlos writes songs that pay tribute to his "ancestors" and to all who were victims of The Middle Passage (The Atlantic Slave Trade). Carlos’ eldest daughter married a young man from Sierra Leone in West Africa. Together they have two sons who complete the voyage from Africa to America. Carlos says, "This song entitled “Amen” is true to the roots. It is performed a cappella and only accompanied by the drum." In this song, Carlos says, “We must never forget the toil, tears, and many years of labor enslaved people invested in making what we call America possible. And that our "ancestors" sweat is forever in the soil of America."

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Creator

Carlos Scott

Publisher

Apple Music

Date

2020

Contributor

Carlos Scott, Adam Rothman

Rights

© Copyright - Carlos Scott, Napoleon E. Phillips / C&g Music Group / B.STILL Entertainment (194660727411)

Format

MP3 audio file

Language

English

Type

Audio recording

Identifier

GSA407

Files

Citation

Carlos Scott, “"Amen" by Carlos Scott (2020),” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 15, 2020, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/478.