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In the slave quarters, however, African Americans organized their own "invisible institution." Through signals, passwords, and messages not discernible to whites, they called believers to "hush harbors" where they freely mixed African rhythms, singing, and beliefs with evangelical Christianity. We have little remaining written record of these religious gatherings. But it was here that the spirituals, with their double meanings of religious salvation and freedom from slavery, developed and flourished; and here, too, that black preachers, those who believed that God had called them to speak his Word, polished their "chanted sermons," or rhythmic, intoned style of extemporaneous preaching. Part church, part psychological refuge, and part organizing point for occasional acts of outright rebellion (Nat Turner, whose armed insurrection in Virginia in 1831 resulted in the deaths of scores of white men, women, and children, was a self-styled Baptist preacher), these meetings provided one of the few ways for enslaved African Americans to express and enact their hopes for a better future.

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Dustin Thompson – Argumentative Essay
Laura Warren – Extemporaneous Speaking
Jamey Shirah, Brandon Sampson, Ross Atkinson, James Ealum – Quartet

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Individual State Champions:
Paige Reiber – Argumentative Essay
Dustin Thompson – Argumentative Essay
Laura Warren – Extemporaneous Speaking

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Westwood is very proud of our Literary accomplishments. The team has been awarded an unprecedented 5 consecutive team State Championships, and 9 consecutive Region 3A and 3AA Championships. Many students have received individual state titles.

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For our purposes, the account begins in the decades after the American Revolution, as Northern states gradually began to abolish slavery. As a result, sharper differences emerged between the experiences of enslaved peoples in the South and those Northerners who were now relatively free. By 1810 the slave trade to the United States had come to an end and the slave population began to increase naturally, giving rise to an increasingly large native-born population of African Americans. With fewer migrants who had experienced Africa personally, these transformations allowed the myriad cultures and language groups of enslaved Africans to blend together, making way for the preservation and transmission of religious practices that were increasingly "African-American."

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Individual State Champions:
Kyli Lamar – Argumentative Essay
Casey Cox – Spelling
Tyler Thompson – Humorous Interpretation
Andrew Stargel – International Extemporaneous Speaking

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Literary Events are comprised of musical, performance, and academic disciplines. These events include: Trio, Quartet, Solo, Piano, Interpretations – Dramatic, Humorous and Duo, Extemporaneous Speaking – Domestic and International, Spelling, Writing – Rhetorical, Argumentative and Personal Essay.