Chicago Stories

The Birth of Gospel

05/06/2022 | 55m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

This episode of Chicago Stories traces the birth and growth of gospel music in Chicago in the 1930s. The story follows "The Father of Gospel", Thomas A. Dorsey, who wrote one of gospel’s early hits while coping with his grief over the death of his wife and child. It explores the roots of gospel from southern spirituals during slavery, through gospel’s early years.

Aired: 05/06/22

Rating: NR

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Chicago Stories is a local public television program presented by WTTW.