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GOSPEL TREE: AMERICA'S ROOTS, SOUL SERIES

"If America disappears tomorrow and people are arguing over its legacy, the thing that will win out for sure is African-American music. Something that couldn't have happened anywhere else in the world had to happen as an accident of history in my country. It's our greatest export."

- David Simon, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013; 32m, 28s


"GOSPEL TREE: AMERICA'S ROOTS"


2006


INK AND GRAPHITE ON WATERCOLOR PAPER


OVERALL DIMENSION:

H 41CM X W 83CM

or

H 16-1/4IN X W 32-1/2IN


INDIVIDUAL DIMENSION:

H 10CM X W 10CM

or

H 3-7/8IN X W 3-7/8IN


KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (DE)


SALLIE MARTIN "MOTHER OF GOSPEL MUSIC," 1895 - 1988








"MOTHER" WILLIE MAE FORD SMITH, 1904 - 1994








ROBERTA MARTIN, 1902 - 1964








GERTRUDE BRIDGETT "MA RAINEY", "MOTHER OF THE BLUES," 1886 - 1936








ALBERTA HUNTER, 1895 - 1984








MARIAN ANDERSON, 1897 - 1993








DINAH WASHINGTON "QUEEN OF BLUES," 1924 - 1963








BESSIE SMITH "EMPRESS OF THE BLUES," 1894 - 1937








ALBERTA WALKER, "QUEEN OF GOSPEL," 1929 - 2010








"BESSIE GRIFFIN" (ARLETTE B. BROIL), 1922 - 1989








CLARA WARD, 1924 - 1973








MAHALIA JACKSON, 1911 - 1972








BILLIE HOLIDAY "LADY DAY," 1915 - 1959








DOROTHY LOVE COATES, 1928 - 2002








ELLA FITZGERALD "FIRST LADY OF SONG," 1917 - 1996








ODETTA HOLMES, 1930 - 2008








ARETHA FRANKLIN "THE QUEEN OF SOUL," 1942 - 2018








DR. NINA SIMONE "HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL," 1933 - 2003








SARAH LOIS VAUGHN "THE DIVINE ONE," 1924 - 1990