By accident (or Divine intervention), this program came on as the ignition turned over in my car. Had just had Sunday brunch with a student and on the way home planned to pick up a few items at the grocer. Mr. Carter's voice immediately communicated grace and dignity. Something about the cadence and enunciation suggested a link to educated African American Christian orality. And then he sang! What a voice. What power. What communication of the essential tragic condition of human existence: joy and sorrow; triumph and suffering. I sat transfixed in the parking lot in front of the grocer. Hanging on to every word. Every question (call) and response (answer. Only the inclusion of a song by or reference to Marion Williams (no relation) would persuade me to grade this otherwise excellent learning and teaching program an A+ rather than an A.
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