- Gospel music "is a music genre. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace."
- Spirituals (afroamhistory.about.com)
"Spiriituals helped slaves endure life and gave them
a way to express their joys, sorrows, hopes, and dreams."
- Saving Black Gospel Music - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"New African-American museum in Washington, DC to save and play music that is an important part of American history."