By and By: Charles Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music

By WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

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9781534426368
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S. & S. Atheneum


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Reviewed on January 1, 2020  |  Elementary

Gr 2–6—Weatherford traces Charles Tindley's life (1851–1933), from his impoverished childhood to his move North as part of the Great Migration to his legacy as an influential minister and gospel music writer. The pastor is best known for "I'll Overcome Some Day," which inspired the historic protest anthem "We Shall Overcome." Tindley, born in 1851, was the son of an enslaved father and a free mother who died when Tindley was young. Hearing spirituals in the work fields motivated Tindle...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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