American gospel singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

American gospel singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Black gospel music was a cornerstone of the civil rights era, but today, many seminal recordings are at risk of being lost. This is why Professor Robert Darden from Baylor University spearheaded the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which is dedicated to restoring and preserving gospel tracks from between the 1940s and the 1980s, a time considered to be the genre’s golden era.

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  • Robert Darden Journalism and New Media Professor, author, and founder of Baylor University's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

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