VIDEO: African-American Easter Rock Religious Service - True Light Baptist Church

This clip beautifully shows the Easter Rock ceremony. Beginning with a service the ceremony becomes more passionate, combining vocal music with rhythmic movements. The community uses symbolic colors and specific songs to celebrate Easter Rock. Everyone within the community takes part in the celebration, from singing and shouting to moving and preaching.

Edited from raw field footage
Filmed by Annie S. Staten
Time: 2:50
Filmed in 1994 at Original True Light Baptist Church, Winnsboro, Louisiana


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