We Believe: "Deep River"
Date:
Jan. 31, 1958
Description:
Jan. 31, 1958. Running time: 13:53. Topic is the spiritual "Deep River" and mentions a contemporary poem with similar theme. Thurman uses the course of rivers as a metaphor for the growth and development of human life. The nature of life is to be in movement and we’re marked by the journey. He ties this in to Langston Hughes' poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Associated Personal Entities:
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Associated Subjects:
We Believe (Television series)
Spirituals (Songs)