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Oral History of American Music Collections Guide: Music and the Black Church

Music and the Black Church

Music and the Black Church is a collection of video interviews with leaders of music in the Black church, including pastors, music ministers, gospel artists, and choir directors. These interviews were conducted by students in Professor Braxton Shelley’s gospel courses at Yale University.  This is an ongoing and ever-expanding effort.  Please note: interviews with other gospel figures may be found in OHAM’s Major Figures in American Music collection.


Collection Listing

Baker, Barbara W

Brooks, Kent

Clayton, Diane

Clayton, Lisa

Davis, Leo, Jr.

Dickenson, Omar

Graves, Avis D.

Hines, Charletta

McNeill, Tony

Ministering Through the Arts: Tradition and Innovation

Moore-Copeland, L’Tanya

Pace, Kay

Pollard, Deborah Smith

Sellers-Battle, Crystal

Thomas, Deborah Manning

Turner, Patrice E.

White-Clayton, Diane

Williams, Oscar, Jr.

Williams, Vanessa R

Wilson, G. Preston

Last updated January 10, 2024