BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED

Gospel music was created by African- Americans and was influenced heavily influenced by Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets. It surfaced in the late 19th century/ early 20th century. It can be distinguished by its joyous and uplifting expression of love and gratitude for God. It can also be distinguished by the clapping and shouting.  Gospel is an extension of the Christian belief.  Many instruments are used to create gospel including the drums, piano, organ, and bass. Choirs typically perform gospel sometimes with a lead singer or central act.  

Today’s Gospel has completely transitioned from its roots of negro spirituals into a multi million dollar industry. Singers of gospel now go on worldwide tours and sell out arenas. 

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Nicole Dudley

Nicole Dudley

Black Broadway

MUSICAL THEATER Musical Theater allowed African- Americans to reclaim black theatrics. Prior to the creation of this genre, white people would do black face and

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The Last Dance

DISCO DISCO Disco became most popular and is most known for being the genre of the 70s. It is dance music meaning that it was

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SWING ERA

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Louis Armstrong SWING ERA Jazz Jazz is a genre created by African- Americans and

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The Coons Song

It’s Play Play Play Play Previous Next Ragtime emerged in the mid 189os in Mississippi and Missouri. It was developed by African- Americans and was

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PREACHERMAN

PREACHERMAN Dominique Armani Jones goes by the stage name Lil Baby. He was born and raised on the south side of Atlanta, GA. He was

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Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson A womanist. Influencer. Vocalist. Extrodinare.  learn more Early Life Marian was born and raised in Philadelphia in 1879. Family Her mother was a

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