“How Sweet the Sound,” a new exhibit at the California African American Museum, charts how LA has been an epicenter of gospel. It takes visitors from the establishment of LA’s first black church by a former slave in 1872, through the Golden Age of Gospel, to today.
The rich history of gospel in LA
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The long history of LA's vibrant gospel scene
LA has been an epicenter of gospel since the establishment of First A.M.E. church by a former slave in 1872, through the Golden Age of Gospel, to today.
Producers:Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or
Images of the Clara Ward singers and the Victory Baptist Choir courtesy of CAAM.