Black History Month Contest (NOW CLOSED)

Can you name each of the Gospel Music legends in the photos above?

Here are a few hints:

  • 1. This Detroit born psalmist, singer, director, keyboardist, arranger, producer, composer and gospel music legend was affectionately known as “The Maestro

  • 2. This iconic gospel quartet from Detroit pioneered the contemporary gospel sound with the cross-over hit, “The Question Is.”

  • 3. This Detroit born singer and actress was a member of the Meditation Singers, one of the premier female gospel groups of the 1950’s.

  • 4. Although born in Chicago, this legendary singer, songwriter, and pianist was a Music Minister in Detroit throughout the 1960’s, and in 1968 founded the Gospel Music Workshop of America, with the inaugural national convention convening at historic King Solomon Church in Detroit.

  • 5. This father of gospel music, was a gifted composer of such classics as “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” and was the first black man in America to start a black-owned music publishing company.

  • 6. This legendary Detroiter, singer, composer, director, and founder of a Conservatory of Music, recorded or produced over 30 albums in her lifetime. Her legacy lives on through her talented daughters and grandchildren.

  • 7. Born in Monroe, GA, at the age of 8, this singer moved to Detroit where she sang in the church choir at Polk Street Church of God in Christ. After she went on to record a string of gospel hits in the mid-1970’s, including “(He Keeps Doing) Great Things,” In 1978 Record World magazine named her “Top Female Gospel Artist.”

  • 8. This singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist, was both a successful blues artist and Gospel music’s biggest star in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Black History Month Contest


Enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Fiat Chrysler African American Network (FCAAN) The Legacy Gala on Saturday, February 17, 2018

THANK YOU to everyone who submitted an Entry.

Here are the answers to our Gospel History Contest:

Gospel History Icon #1 is: Thomas Whitfield
Gospel History Icon #2 is: The Winans
Gospel History Icon #3 is: Della Reese
Gospel History Icon #4 is: James Cleveland
Gospel History Icon #5 is: Thomas A. Dorsey
Gospel History Icon #6 is: Dr. Mattie Moss Clark
Gospel History Icon #7 is: Tessie Hill
Gospel History Icon #8 is: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Our winning entry has been notified by email.

More About FCAAN’s The Legacy Gala

Join FCAAN in celebrating Black History Month with an evening of music, theatre, and dance. THE LEGACY GALA will feature Black American performing artists from Metro-Detroit to create a unique and entertaining experience. Proceeds will benefit The Helping Hands Campaign, a Detroit based non-profit organization.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST

The Jam Handy
2900 E. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

“Our Story” told through artistic expression from the producer

that brought the cast of The Lion King to FCA.


Watch Video for FCAAN’s The Legacy Gala