Topic: Gospel

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Join us as Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown illuminates the life of pioneering and legendary Black musician and activist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.  Learn how a talented, visionary, young girl born in 1915 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, became a groundbreaking recording artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who popularized Black gospel music and revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll.  Although sidelined from … Continue reading Sister Rosetta Tharpe