This song is called Go Down Moses. It is a song made by the African slaves who heard of a man who helped an enslaved people escape from their chains and into their promised land. This was important for the abolition of slavery because that was the only reason many slave wanted freedom and had a hope of freedom. They were inspired by the bible which allowed them to become level with many white religious people. In yhe song, the slaves sang, Oh Let My People Go! Slave songs were important because they had a huge influence on slaves to go on.