Another type of music which entertained city audiences from 1874 to the 1920s was spirituals played by visiting troupes of American black minstrels. This group is the Fisk Jubilee Singers, some of whom were ex-slaves. On their 1886 tour the group included Robert Bradford Williams, who later settled as a lawyer in Wellington and served five terms as the mayor of Onslow.
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