WEDU PBS The Black Church Preview

February 15, 2021
12:00pm Eastern Time
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Welcome

Hello and welcome to WEDU PBS's special preview screening of the new PBS documentary series: The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song.

Following the preview clip, we will be joined by City of Tampa Black History Committee member, Shirley Foxx Knowles who will lead a discussion on the significance of gospel music in the Black Church. Special Guests include: Isaac Ruffin, Minister of Music, Beulah Baptist Church, Dr. Fannie Green, USF College of the Arts/School of Theater and Dance, and William Sanders, Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Music Historian.

You can share your thoughts about the segments of The Black Church we preview this afternoon, discuss with each other and with us, and use the emoticons below your video player to express your response to what you see and hear from the film or our panel.

You can share your questions for our guests in the chat throughout the program and we will work as many of them into the discussion.

Major corporate support for THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG is provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc., Ford Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers.

Video Descriptions

Music for Black Church 1

A youtube channel branching off the tumblr blog of the same name.

Music for Black Church 2

A youtube channel branching off the tumblr blog of the same name.

Music for Black Church 4

A youtube channel branching off the tumblr blog of the same name.

Dr. Gates - Event Intro 1 - Black Church

Welcome from Dr. Gates for Black Church local event.

The Black Church Screener

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is a four-hour documentary series that will premiere on PBS stations nationwide February 16, 2021 (check local listings). The series examines the church as a living institution, and the changing nature of worship spaces.

Black Church Music 3

A youtube channel branching off the tumblr blog of the same name.

29min 7sec

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