DVD - 2024

"From acclaimed scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Gospel explores Black spirituality through sermon and song. From the blues to hip-hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. But, while musical styles come and go, there is one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom. It is a message that resounds from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday -- one of good news in bad times: gospel. Since the time of the sorrow songs, Black sacred music was a cathartic and confidential way to communicate the anger and frustration of living as a Black person in America. Even now, gospel continues to evolve and remains a source of cultural affirmation and sustenance. Ov...er the course of four hours, Gospel explores how class, gender, cultural innovations and consumer technologies -- such as records, radio, television and the internet -- shaped the development of Black preaching and gospel over the centuries."--Container.

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Feature films
Nonfiction films
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Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Arlington, VA : PBS [2024]
Corporate Authors
McGee Media (Firm), Inkwell Media, WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Corporate Authors
McGee Media (Firm) (production company), Inkwell Media, WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Other Authors
Henry Louis Gates (host)
Item Description
Title from disc surface.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; widescreen; NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Production Credits
Editors, Bryan Chang, Stefanie Mardueña, Jota Mun, Jason Pollard ; music by Matthew Head.
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