February 17, 2010
Gospel Music Museum Coming to Chicago
The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum is scheduled to open later this year
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a new gospel music museum will open later this year in Chicago, the city where the genre was born.
The museum is the brainchild of the Rev. Stanley Keeble, who has worked with gospel legends Inez Andrews and Jesse Dixon. Rev. Leon D. Finney said it's "enormously important to have a museum like this in Chicago. Gospel music is part of the faith history of African Americans, as is how they shared that music with all people."