Black History Moment: Sister Rosetta Tharpe


ACR046442001NAME: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
OCCUPATION: Singer
BIRTH DATE: March 20, 1915
DEATH DATE: October 09, 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cotton Plant, Arkansas

American singer Rosetta Tharpe is credited with popularizing gospel music among secular audiences during the 1930s and 1940s.

One of the first gospel artists to perform in both churches and secular clubs, she is credited with bringing gospel music into the mainstream in the 1930s and 1940s. She toured until her death in 1973.

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