Why did enslaved Africans sing with so much emotion and spirit? As a form of resistance to captivity, enslavement, and oppression. Gospel music was the safest way to express the pains and hopes of enslaved Africans in the United States. Reverend Kenneth L. Lewis will discuss what makes Gospel Music Gospel Music, as well as explore its evolution and Pan African resonance in the African Diaspora, as he discusses the culture and people, as well as the religious and spiritual roots of Gospel Music.
The lecture takes place at Green Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.
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