AU Gospel Choir in Washington, DC
Date: 1988 Size: 347x470 pixels
The AU Gospel Choir posed at the Capitol with Congressman Bill Nichols, far right, during its 1988 spring tour.  The choir was formed in the 1970s by the Black Student Union, and Dr. Claude Gossett of the music department later served as its faculty advisor for more than eight years.  Gossett and his wife Sylvia, also a member of the AU music department, are standing next to Nichols, an AU trustee for twenty years who died later that year.  During the tour, the choir, under direction of Stephanie Banks of Birmingham, participated in the Black Music Caucus competition at Martin Luther King High School, New York City, and sang at a Baptist Church in Harlem, at schools in Philadelphia, and at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
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