Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sun Mar 9 16:41:33 UTC 2008

Probably not.  Cf. the lyrics of the song from the Civil Rights era: "...And before I'll be a slave/I'll be buried in my grave/And go home to my Lord and be free."
Gerald Cohen


From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Joel S. Berson
Sent: Sun 3/9/2008 11:25 AM

Does "homegoing" come from an earlier belief among slaves that the
dead went back to Africa?


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