Black Sacred Music

In honor of Black History Month, the Board of Christian Education presents a series on black sacred music.  African American music is American music, from blues to rock and roll, Motown, jazz, funk and hip hop. Within that, there is a rich heritage of black sacred music that evolved from spirituals to gospel, hymns, freedom songs and sacred jazz.

Note: The Hammond organ (pictured above) was introduced in 1935, and was quickly adopted by many African American churches.