The rich history of gospel in LA

“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.


Madeleine Brand

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.