Black History Moment: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

NAME: 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, sheContinue reading Black History Moment: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

The End of the Month, but NOT the End of Black History…

When Carter G. Woodson began Negro History Week in 1926, he chose the second week of February to encompass the birth dates of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Its purpose then was to teach some and remind others that the history of black people in America was not simply the story of subjugation. BlackContinue reading The End of the Month, but NOT the End of Black History…