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

MBC: 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.

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Collection Listing

Brooks, Kent

Davis, Leo, Jr.

Dickenson, Omar

Graves, Avis D.

Hines, Charletta

McNeill, Tony

Sellers-Battle, Crystal

Turner, Patrice E.

Williams, Oscar, Jr.

G. Preston Wilson