Black History Month 2024
Black History Month is February 1-29, and Mercer University Libraries (MUL) is proud to celebrate this month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. Since “African Americans and the Arts” is this year’s theme, one of the focuses will be on black gospel singers and the history of gospel music. During the month of February, check out the list of films, books, and web resources to explore gospel music.
- The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
- Say Amen, Somebody
- How They Got Over
- Rejoice and Shout
- Mahalia Jackson Sings the Songs of Christmas
- The Believers
Check out these books available through the library.
- The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field by Mark Burford
- When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras by Claudrena Harold
- A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music by Robert Marovich
- People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music by Bob Darden
- The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church by Michael Harris
- The History of Gospel Music by Adam Woog
Here’s a list of resources to explore during Black History Month.