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Movin' On Up a Little Higher: From Mahalia to Mariah

A Road Scholar program by Patricia Williams-Lessane

This program surveys the history of Gospel Music. From its development in music and lyric form under the likes of Thomas A. Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson, to modern-day Rhythm and Gospel hits, like Kirk Franklin’s “Stomp” and Yolanda Adams’s “Victory,” learn how this cultural form has become a mainstay of American urban radio.

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