The Origins of African American Gospel Music in Alabama and America
Name: Howard Bankhead
The Tennessee Valley Oneness Committee presents, The Beginning of Black Gospel Music in Alabama and America April 11, 2019, at First Baptist Huntsville, for a wonderful festivity honoring the history of African-American Gospel music.
After slavery ended circa 1865 when Black people were legally allowed to read and play the European instruments such as the piano, Black people musical experiences evolved from spirituals to gospel music.
The projected goals for this event are to present the Evolution of Black Gospel Music in Alabama; to honor and educate all people about the two oldest churches in Alabama if not the south, and to observe Alabama’s Bicentennial through exploring how Alabama’s African-American gospel music evolved and impacted Alabama, the world, arts, and cultures.