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Louisiana’s Black Church, Part 3 (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-19

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: African American churches | History | Gospel Music | Religion


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Wright, Sterling Interviewee
  • Robinson, Gerard Interviewee
  • Davis, Natorshau Interviewee


This segment from the February 19, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the history and significance of Black gospel music in the African American churches in Louisiana. She interviews: Reverend Sterling Wright, a singer with the Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers; Gerard Robinson, the manager of the Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers; and Natorshau Davis, a vocal music professor at Grambling State University. This report is a part of the “Louisiana’s Black Church: The Politics of Perseverance” series.