THE STORY OF GOSPEL MUSIC, BBC Video, $19.98
This 90-minute video explores the evolution of American gospel music from its roots in West Africa and the southern evangelical churches to its role in the Civil Rights Movement and influence on contemporary mainstream pop music. Using archival footage and specially filmed performances, the program features such artists as James Cleveland, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Aretha Franklin, and Mahalia Jackson.
More multi-media reviews from the October 1999 Issue of American History:
GEORGE WASHINGTON: FIRST OF MEN (CD-ROM)AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY (reference)