Stranger featuring Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers with soloist Brenda Waters tell of a stranger who has come to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Continue reading
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and Baltimore School for the Arts alumna Jacqueline Green ’07 performs Ailey’s iconic solo Cry (1972). Continue reading
Great Gettin‘ Up Morning, an album by Mahalia Jackson. Released in 1959 on Columbia Records.
The Caravans reunion featuring Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Delores Washington with James Cleveland perform Oh Mary Don’t You Weep at the 1988 Stellar Awards. Continue reading
Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard, a gospel musician and songwriter, won the 2014 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and a 2015 Dove Award.
Talley Beatty choreographed and performed Mourner’s Bench in 1947. It represents the anguish and loss for former slaves, now free men, killed during the Reconstruction Era at the beginning of the rise of the Klu Klux Klan. Beatty explained to me, “People were murdered by the Klan and at daybreak their relatives would find their bodies in the fields still covered in the morning dew.”
Music video of a live performance by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performing Psalm 34 (2018) Continue reading
The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading
Precious Lord, Take My Hand was Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite song, and he often invited gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to sing it at civil rights rallies to inspire crowds; at his request she sang it at his funeral in April 1968. Continue reading