The Gospel Hall of Fame and cultural arts center will pay homage to gospel legends such as Thomas Dorsey, Willie Mae Ford Smith and Zella Jackson Price, while engaging guests through a state-of-the-art theater, technology-driven museum, education center, and unique event space.
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame will have a notable positive impact on our community, our region and our state.
We expect tens of thousands of visitors will come annually to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, from locations around the country and the world.
We will add a major new cultural institution to St. Louis that will be unlike anything in the United States.
We will preserve and celebrate the legacy of gospel music and preserve the incredible architecture of our region.
We will invest substantially to stabilize an area of our region that has seen disinvestment and decay.
The Second Baptist Church's resurrection as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame - Missouri will capture and showcase the historical and emotional impact of gospel music. Visitors will celebrate gospel music while learning the roots of this uniquely American art form and its influence on modern music.
To celebrate, preserve and share gospel music by creating an interactive experience for visitors to explore the power of song.
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame will focus on the celebrated history aspect of Black culture along with the recognition of all forms of Gospel Music and become an anchor of the community while inspiring visitors of all races and religions through the power of song.
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