In the video above, Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP) with KSAT-TV San Antonio. Darden, along with Baylor University Libraries, is working to identify, acquire, preserve, record and catalogue music from the black gospel music tradition. BGMRP was recently selected as a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), scheduled to open in 2015.
After you watch the video, click the links below to learn more about the BGMRP.
- Black Gospel Music Restoration Project page on the Baylor University Libraries website
- Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Launched by Baylor Will Become a Permanent Feature at the Smithsonian press release from Baylor Media Communications
- Posts about BGMRP on the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections blog