A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement

PBS.org Presents:

In Performance at the White House!!!

Can you say give me that Old Time Religion, meets Rhythm and Blues, meets Rock and Jazz just to name a few… With performers such as

This award-winning Gospel music singer and radio show host has been amazing audiences and listeners for years with her trademark pioneering spirit and boundless optimism.Yolanda Adams, hosts, “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” personally it’s one of my favorite radio shows, the very inspirational “Points of Power“. Yolanda “Big Sister” Adams even be trying to get her Gospel Rap on yall. It’s very entertaining and inspirational with Comedian Marcus D. Wiley and Bishop Secular, lawd have mercy. Having just released her first book, Points of Power, she is slated to release her next recording this year. Big Sister is always teaching, sharing and providing advice for us mother’s, she is always mentioning her beautiful, gifted, nine-year old princess, Taylor Crawford, the joy and love of her life.

Natalie Cole, The daughter of the late great Nat King Cole, Natalie has been entertaining us for years with soulful, smooth tunes like Miss you like Crazy and I’m Catching Hell… yea takes me back too… Natalie’s Still Unforgettable album released on September 9, 2008 , earned a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, she also won two Grammy’s that year.

Jennifer Hudson my sister, she keeps blessing us with that lovely, soulful, strong voice! And I am Changing from the Movie DreamGirls… Yes I know bring tears to my eyes every time I hear it!!! Girl can sang!!! Thank you my Sister I need to hear that song sung exactly like that!!! Also an NAACP Image Award and Soul Train “Entertainer of the Year” Award winner, Jennifer’s now ready to make the same kind of impact on the world of music she’d made on the silver screen with the much-anticipated release of her sizzling Arista Records debut album. (Hello)!!!!

These are just of few of the many talented artists who will be performing in a nationwide, broadcast concert  “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,”  Queen Latifah and Morgan Freeman will be guest speakers. Tune in on February 11, 2010 click here to check your local listings.

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