Black Church Music: A Soul-Stirring History

Thursday February 9, 2023 11:00 AM EST
Cost: $40-$50

From the venue:

Categories: community
Join the DeKalb History Center for their 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s program will be filled with soul-stirring gospel music and riveting talks about the role Black Church music has played in Georgia’s social and political arenas.

CEO Michael Thurmond will provide the Welcome.

Kenneth J. Lowe (Director of Worship & Arts Division, Atlanta Chapter, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.) will resurrect the voices of the most powerful spiritual and gospel legends, both past and present.


Velma Maia Thomas (author and historian at New South Associates)

(Purchase the book No Man Can Hinder Me: The Journey from Slavery to Emancipation Through Song to be signed by Thomas after the program.)

Dr. Marva Carter (professor of music history and literature at GSU’s School of Music)

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