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Albany Tech celebrates Black History with gospel music

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As part of Black History month, students and faculty at Albany Tech were treated to a celebration of Gospel music.

Gospel music has played a major part in the culture of African Americans.

It often details the struggles and successes of the black race, especially during slavery and the fight for civil rights.

"It is very interesting to see how gospel music has helped people overcome their tragedies to help them, to inspire them for the future and it is something that is still living in the church today, but we feel that some of it is being lost. So, we just want people to be reminded of what gospel music can do and has done for the black church," said Mary Richardson, Student Activities Director.

Organizers say it was especially important to let the younger generations hear some of the old time gospel music they may not be familiar with.

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