Audio TV Feature: For Black History Month, PBS & Henry Louis Gates Jr. Present “Gospel”

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CHICAGO – The roots of freedom and redemption for Black Americans in their history in this country is within the Black church and its joyful noise. PBS and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (“Finding Your Roots”) presents a special overview for Black History Month 2024 of the influential music not only in the Black culture but all popular music culture in the new docuseries entitled “Gospel”

From the blues to hip-hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there is one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday … the gospel sound.

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Gospel
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Presented by PBS and Executive Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a companion to his previous series “The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song,” the four part documentary explores the gospel sound revolution from roots to mainstream. The series premiered on February 12th, 2024, but will be shown throughout Black History Month, see local PBS listings for timing.

Audio TV Feature of “Gospel” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

Trailer, “Gospel” …

“Gospel,” presented by PBS and Executive Producer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, will be shown throughout Black History Month 2024 and beyond on your PBS station. See local listings.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Critic/Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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