Pilgrim Baptist Church tribute to Gospel Music Heritage Month

Thanks to all who came out to the screening of "Rejoice and Shout" at Pilgrim Baptist Church last night! We learned so…

Posted by The Chicago South Side Film Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans, LA

Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago is the home of gospel music.  Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music served as musical director there for over 50 years,  Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, sang at Pilgrim at the invitation of Thomas Dorsey.  Her place in gospel music is legendary.  She was a Dorsey disciple who went around the country promoting and demonstrating his music with Sallie Martin.

Pilgrim has planned many events to highlight National Gospel Music Month.  A musical is planned for Thursday, September 27, 2018.  The film “The Evolution of the Gospel” and a discussion takes place Friday, September 28th.  Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and the Stellar Awards is a featured guest.

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