History of Chicago: Gospel Music and a New Sacred Order

Join Dr. Chris Stacey for our "Topics in Chicago History" virtual lecture and discussion series on Zoom.

Wednesday, September 30th 6:30pm: History of Chicago: Gospel Music and a New Sacred Order

This lecture is open to all members of the Columbia alumni community and their family and friends.

Topic Preview: The emergence of the sanctified church among “New Settler” migrants led to the development of a storefront church culture in the Black Metropolis. In the 1930s, Thomas Dorsey and Theodore Fyre organized the first gospel chorus at Ebenezer Baptist Church. A populist movement emerged where New Settler migrants expressed their personal frustration with the class-preoccupied status quo of everyday life. 

Topics Covered: Religious Practices in Mainline Protestant Churches, Early Influences on the Creation of Gospel Music, The Rise of a Sacred Culture in Race Records and Radio, The Sanctified Church, The Emergence of Gospel Music in the 1930s

Date: Wednesday, September 30

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Zoom: Link for Zoom and topic materials sent to all registrants

September 30, 2020 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

Chris Stacey

Will you come?