Gospel (2-DVD Set)
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. The story is led by a host of artists and performers like Jekalyn Carr, Twinkie Clark, Donald Lawrence and Dionne Warwick; notable preachers and theologians like Bishop Yvette Flunder, Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III and U.S. Senator Raphael G. Warnock; and esteemed musicologists and scholars like Robert Darden, Braxton D. Shelley, Jonathan Lee Walton, and Dr. Teresa Hairston.