Statewide: The birthplace of gospel music
The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has been more than a center of faith in the community. The church points out Thomas Dorsey, the father of gospel music, introduced his blend of Christian praise and blues at Ebenezer and started the first gospel choir there. It has played host to legendary gospel artists and leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr.
On this episode, Stephen Kallao with World Cafe tells us about the past and what church leaders are facing when it comes to maintaining the older structure.
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