10 February 2012

Black History Sound Bites: Nibble 10

Today's post celebrates the past and present of Black History. The Gospel tradition in the Black community has endured through slavery, sharecropping, Civil Rights, segregation, and more. From the time I was a small child until now, the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of York, Pennsylvania has been an enduring emblem of that tradition in my life. From listening to the full MMMBC choir--which included my grandmother--to the captivating sounds of Robyn Johnson, who often led the choir of the church founded by her father, to the harmonies of Voices of Distinction, a male a cappella group headed by the church's current pastor, Ryan Johnson, this church of voices has often been the place where I could recenter myself in "the heart of worship."

Thanks to the advent of YouTube, I am able to not only enjoy many of the songs from this church whenever I'd like ... I'm also free to share one of them with you now:

Robyn F. Johnson is a creative writer who shares both her passion for the word and her passion for The Word on her website, www.robynfjohnson.comhttp://www.robynfjohnson.com/.

You can learn more about the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church at their website here.

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